KATY, Texas (AP) — Scott Plaisance Jr. posted 16 points and seven rebounds as New Orleans narrowly beat Lamar 76-72 in the Southland Conference Tourney quarterfinals on Thursday.
No. 5 seed Lamar (20-12, 13-6) vs. No. 4 seed New Orleans (17-12, 12-6)
Southland Conference Tourney Quarterfinals, Leonard E. Merrell Center, Katy, Texas; Thursday, 5 p.m. EDT
No. 8 seed Houston Baptist (12-17, 8-10) vs. No. 5 seed Lamar (19-12, 12-6)
Southland Conference Tourney First Round, Leonard E. Merrell Center, Katy, Texas; Wednesday, 5 p.m....
BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — Josh Nzeakor had 20 points and 12 rebounds as Lamar won its eighth straight game, romping past McNeese State 83-58 on Saturday.
McNeese State (9-21, 5-12) vs. Lamar (18-12, 11-6)
Montagne Center, Beaumont, Texas; Saturday, 5:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Lamar looks for its eighth straight conference win against...
BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — Davion Buster scored a season-high 21 points, including a go-ahead 3 with 34 seconds left, and Lamar won its seventh consecutive game, defeating Stephen F. Austin 81-79 on...
Houston Baptist (10-15, 6-8) vs. Lamar (16-12, 9-6)
Montagne Center, Beaumont, Texas; Wednesday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Lamar looks for its sixth straight conference win against...
BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — Nick Garth had 23 points as Lamar defeated Northwestern State 75-70 on Wednesday night.
Jordan Hunter had 19 points for Lamar (13-12, 6-6 Southland Conference). Josh Nzeakor added 17 points and eight rebounds. Christian Barrett had 10 rebounds for the home team.
Malik Metoyer had 12 points for the Demons (9-16, 4-8). Ishmael Lane added 11 points. LaTerrance Reed had 10 points.
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — Christian Barrett totaled 17 points while pulling down 10 rebounds as Lamar took its first victory at McNeese's new home court, beating the Cowboys 84-75 on Saturday.
Nick Garth and Jordan Hunter added 16 points apiece for Lamar (11-11, 4-5 Southland Conference), which has won three of its last four games. Hunter also dished out eight assists. Josh Nzeakor chipped in 12 points.
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Josh Nzeakor tied a career-high 26 points, Christian Barrett posted a double-double and Lamar ransacked Nicholls down the stretch for a 90-69 win on Wednesday night.
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Cameron Delaney scored 24 points and Josh Delaney had 12 assists to lead Sam Houston State's 69-59 victory over Lamar on Saturday night.
Cameron Delaney made 6 of 9 3-pointers and grabbed seven rebounds. Kai Mitchell had 12 points and Albert Almanza scored 10 for the Bearkats.
Josh Nzeakor had 15 points on 6-of-8 shooting and made it a double-double with 10 rebounds for Lamar (9-11, 2-5 Southland). Nick Garth scored 14 points and Jordan Hunter added 10 for the Cardinals.
BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — Jordan Hunter scored 17 points that included a 3-point play with 1:45 left in overtime, sparking an 8-0 run to lift Lamar past Incarnate Word 87-81 on Wednesday night.
Josh Nzeakor had 22 points and seven rebounds to lead Lamar (9-10, 2-4 Southland Conference), which snapped a three-game skid. Nick Garth added 16 points and Michael Kolawole had 10. Garth made three free throws and Kolawole added two to end it.
HAMMOND, La. (AP) — Marlain Veal scored 22 points with four assists, three rebounds and three steals and Southeastern Louisiana beat Lamar 76-69 on Wednesday night for its first conference win.
The Lions (5-12, 1-3 Southland Conference) snapped their eight-game skid with a 26-for-50 shooting effort while making 18 of 22 from the foul line. Southeastern Louisiana overcame its 16 turnovers with the help of Lamar's 23 personal fouls.
BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — Ezekiel Charles scored 22 points and New Orleans scored 18 points in overtime to defeat Lamar 78-71 on Wednesday night.
Bryson Robinson scored 18 points for the Privateers (7-7, 2-1 Southland Conference).
Christian Barrett had 16 points and 12 rebounds for the Cardinals (8-8, 1-2). Josh Nzeakor added 14 points and 11 rebounds and Laquarious Paige scored 16 points.
BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — T.J. Atwood scored 22 points and Lamar had a big second half to defeat Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 61-55 on Saturday.
The Cardinals (8-7, 1-1 Southland Conference) entered the game averaging almost 82 points but trailed 22-18 at halftime as both teams shot less than 30 percent.
The second half was a big turnaround as Lamar shot 57 percent (12 of 21) and went 16 of 24 from the foul line against the league's best defensive team that allows 66 points a game.
BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — Nick Garth tossed in 24 points, Josh Nzeakor scored 18 in just 19 minutes, knocking down 9 of 11 shots, and Lamar ran roughshod over Division III-member Howard Payne 121-32 on Friday night.
BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — Josh Nzeakor scored 24 points on 10-of-12 shooting and Lamar beat Arlington Baptist 105-40 on Monday night.
Jordan Hunter scored 12 points and Michael Kolawole and Nick Garth each scored 10 for Lamar (3-2). The Cardinals used their size advantage for a 56-27 rebounding advantage with 21 coming on the offensive end. Hunter made a pair of free throws and Lamar led 27-8 with 8:42 remaining before halftime.
ATLANTA (AP) — Brandon Alston scored 17 points off the bench and Jose Alvarado scored 12 of his 14 points in the second half Friday to lead Georgia Tech to an 88-69 win over Lamar.
Alston and Alvarado each made a pair of 3-pointers down the stretch as Georgia Tech (1-0) hit 12 from beyond the arc, the most the Yellow Jackets have made in a game since coach Josh Pastner was hired before the 2016-17 season.
BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — Josh Nzeakor was perfect from the floor, knocking down seven field goals to total 19 points and helped Lamar to dominate NAIA's Huston-Tillotson 79-59 on Tuesday night.
Lamar celebrated the opening game of the season by scoring 17 unanswered points to start, rolling to a 44-22 halftime advantage. The Rams won the second half 37-35 but it was not enough to catch Lamar.
HOUSTON (AP) — Nick Garth scored 22 points, Josh Nzeakor went off for nine of his 19 points in the first two minutes of the second half and Lamar broke open a tight game to pull away from Houston Baptist 87-73 Wednesday night and earn a spot in the Southland Conference playoffs.
BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — Nick Garth scored 19 points and Lamar solidified its hold on a post-season tournament berth by thumping Incarnate Word, 85-62, on Wednesday night, keeping the Cardinals winless in Southland Conference play.
ABILENE, Texas (AP) — Jalone Friday scored 24 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as Abilene Christian edged Lamar 74-69 on Wednesday night.
Jaren Lewis added 12 points and eight rebounds for the Wildcats (14-9, 6-4 Southland Conference). Tevin Foster had 12 points and nine assists and Jaylen Franklin scored 10 with five assists.
Friday made a dunk to start the game and scored 10 points in a 17-4 surge to finish the first half that gave Abilene Christian a 36-32 lead at the break.
BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — Colton Weisbrod scored 21 points to lead five in double-figure scoring, and Lamar closed on a 10-2 run to beat McNeese 86-80 on Saturday.
Kalob Ledoux hit a jump shot and McNeese (7-11, 4-4 Southland Conference) had its last lead, 78-76 with 4:07 remaining. Zjori Bosha made a layup and the Cardinals shot 8 of 11 from the free-throw line to end it. The Cowboys missed four straight shots before Jacob Ledoux made a jumper with 15 seconds left.
BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — Roddy Peters and Tevon Saddler combined to score 50 points and Nicholls took over first-place in the Southland Conference after turning away Lamar, 79-74 on Wednesday night.
The Colonels entered the game tied with Southeastern Louisiana, but the Lions lost to Sam Houston State, 75-65, leaving Nicholls a half-game ahead of New Orleans, a 73-67 winner over Northwestern State.
BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — Zjori Bosha made just one shot the whole game, drilling a 3-pointer in the final seconds of overtime as Lamar rallied to beat Sam Houston State 84-77 on Saturday night.
Bosha's trey gave Lamar a 78-75 lead with 37 seconds left in the extra period. Nick Garth made four straight free throws and Josh Nzeakor added two more for the final score.
BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — Marlain Veal scored 15 points and converted a key 3-point play to lead Southeastern Louisiana to a 63-58 victory over Lamar on Wednesday night to remain undefeated atop the Southland Conference standings.
The Lions (10-7, 4-0) are off to their best conference start since joining the league in the 1997-98 season. Lamar (10-8, 2-3) has lost three straight.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Makur Puou scored 14 points and led four players into double-figure scoring as New Orleans won its third straight to start the Southland Conference season, turning back Lamar 72-62 on Wednesday night.
The Privateers held Lamar to just 16 first-half points and held a 13-point advantage at intermission.
Joey Frenchwood knocked down a jumper in the first minute that got Lamar within one, but New Orleans (6-8, 3-0) ran off 10 straight before Frenchwood could hit a second jumper.
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — Colton Weisbrod scored 26 points and grabbed 14 rebounds and Josh Nzeakor scored 17 with 11 rebounds and Lamar beat Texas A&M Corpus Christi 77-72 on Saturday night.
Nick Garth pushed Lamar past the Islanders for good with back-to-back 3s in a 50-second span for a 74-72 lead with 1:14 left while the Islanders missed their last seven shots from the field. Garth added 19 points for Lamar (10-5, 2-0 Southland).
BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — Josh Nzeakor and reserve Nick Garth scored 18 points apiece and Lamar doubled up Division-III member Howard Payne 112-56 on Saturday.
BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — Colton Weisbrod and Josh Nzeakor combined for 27 points and Zjori Bosha had eight steals as Lamar defeated St. Thomas 60-46 on Tuesday night, running its record to 7-1 for its best start to a season in a decade.
Weisbrod, 15 points, opened the scoring at the foul line and the Cardinals built a 15-4 lead and the Celts of the NAIA came as close as five in the first half, but the lead mostly stayed in double digits.
BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — T.J. Atwood had career highs of 21 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists and Colton Weisbrod had a double-double to lead Lamar to a 103-66 win over NAIA Jarvis Christian on Thursday night.
Weisbrod finished with 18 points and 11 rebounds, Josh Nzeakor added 14 points and Nick Garth scored 13 — including four 3-pointers — with seven assists for Lamar (3-0). Garth, a junior, moved past Keith Veney into third on the school's career list with 169 made 3s.
NACOGDOCHES, Texas (AP) — TJ Holyfield scored 17 points, pulled down nine rebounds, and Stephen F. Austin beat Lamar 70-61 on Thursday night in the only regular season matchup between the two schools.
Kevan Harris shot an efficient 5 of 7 from the field and 5 of 5 at the line to total 15 points for Stephen F. Austin (14-11, 9-4 Southland Conference). The Lumberjacks are now in sole possession of second place in the conference standings, one game behind New Orleans.
BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — Colton Weisbrod had 20 points and 14 rebounds to lead Lamar to a dominating 77-57 win over McNeese State on Saturday in the 100th meeting between the schools.
Weisbrod was 10 of 10 from the free-throw line and grabbed six offensive boards. Josh Nzeakor was 6 of 10 from the floor for 12 points with seven rebounds for Lamar (14-9, 6-4 Southland Conference), which has won three of the last four.
The Cardinals are just 1.5 games behind conference leader Sam Houston State.
BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — Colton Weisbrod had 18 points and nine rebounds, Nick Garth had 18 points on 6-of-13 3-point shooting and Lamar beat Northwestern State 85-64 on Saturday.
Josh Nzeakor added 17 points on 8-of-10 shooting and grabbed seven boards for the Cardinals (13-9, 5-4 Southland), who never trailed after opening the game with an 11-0 run.
BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — Travin Thibodeaux had 14 points and five assists, Erik Thomas had his fifth double-double of the season and New Orleans beat Lamar 66-62 in overtime on Thursday night.
Thomas scored four of his 11 points in overtime and finished with 10 rebounds. Christavious Gill and Makur Puou added 10 points apiece.
CONWAY, Ark. (AP) — Josh Nzeakor scored 22 points and pulled down 10 rebounds as Lamar held on to beat Central Arkansas for its fourth straight win on Monday night.
The game was the Southland Conference opener for both teams.
Joey Frenchwood added 14 points and seven assists while Colton Weisbrod had 13 points and 12 boards for the Cardinals (9-5, 1-0). Lamar hit 11 3-pointers while holding the Bears to just three on 27.3 percent shooting.
BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — Colton Weisbrod had 19 points and 10 rebounds as Lamar drubbed NAIA Huston-Tillotson 91-63 on Thursday night.
Lamar (8-5), which has won three straight and four of its last five, will open Southland Conference play at Central Arkansas on Monday.
Weisbrod hit 8 of 9 field goal attempts and Josh Nzeakor was 8 of 11 from the floor for 17 points. Joey Frenchwood made 6 of 8 field goal attempts to total 12 points while dishing out nine assists.
BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — Nick Garth drilled a career-high seven three-pointers and scored 22 points to lead Lamar to an 82-65 win over Liberty on Monday night.
BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — Josh Nzeakor scored 20 points on 8-for-9 shooting to lead Lamar in a 90-47 win in its season opener over Howard Payne on Friday night.
Colton Weisbrod added 15 points to go with eight rebounds and Nick Garth had 14 points for Lamar, which hit 51 percent of its 61 shots from floor in the win. The Cardinals went 20 of 33 from the free throw line.
Leading 53-22 at the break, Lamar continued to pull away in the final 20 minutes.