Cards return to West, visit Idaho State Tuesday

Published 10:09 pm Monday, November 28, 2016

Lamar is making its second West Coast swing of the men’s basketball season, beginning with a Tuesday night clash with Idaho State in Pocatello, Idaho.

Lamar (4-1) made a similar Northwest-to-California journey almost two weeks ago, upsetting Oregon State by three points before coming up cold in a loss at Fresno State. The Cardinals will follow the Idaho State game with a visit to San Francisco on Friday.

Off to a 4-1 start, the Cardinals could come away victorious against a Bengals team that has fallen to 0-6 following a 33-point defeat at Texas Tech. Idaho State is playing its first home game of the season.

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Lamar is returning a visit Idaho State made last season, when the Cardinals won 82-70. It’s the only time the Bengals and Cardinals have previously met.

Junior point guard Torey Noel has become an assist machine for Lamar, recording 10 assists against Prairie View A&M in Friday’s 91-83 win. It’s the most by a Cardinal since the now-departed Kevin Booze dished out 11 against Houston Baptist.

All eyes, however, have been on Nederland’s Colton Weisbrod, the recent All-American for Lamar State College Port Arthur who is nearly averaging a double-double (15.8 points and 9.4 rebounds per game).

Tuesday’s game tips off at 8:05 p.m. Central at Holt Arena and will be broadcast on KLVI-AM 560. The game will not be televised or webcast.

— I.C. Murrell


About I.C. Murrell

I.C. Murrell was promoted to editor of The News, effective Oct. 14, 2019. He previously served as sports editor since August 2015 and has won or shared eight first-place awards from state newspaper associations and corporations. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee, grew up mostly in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and graduated from the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

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