Published 10:05 pm Saturday, December 3, 2016

• When: 1 p.m. today
• Where: Montagne Center, Beaumont
• Webcast: ESPN3.com
• Series record: Lamar won only meeting 73-66 in Beaumont on Jan. 6, 1986
• About the game: Lamar begins a four-game home stand today and is 2-0 this season at the Montagne. Lamar also has won two straight overall, having beaten Northern Arizona and Canisius, but has not played in eight days. After today, the Cardinals won’t play for another 13 days due to final exams. … The Cards are showing their defensive prowess, ranking 19th nationally in steals per game (12.5) and 20th in forcing turnovers (22.5). Chastadie Barrs (3.67 steals per game, 12th in nation) and Kiandra Bowers (3.17, 30th) continue to lead the charge. … Moe Kinard continues to lead the Cards at 15.3 points per game. … The Southwestern Pirates are based in Georgetown, just north of Austin, and compete in NCAA Division III. Tori Carraway averages 16.7 points and 9.8 rebounds per game to lead the Pirates. — I.C. Murrell

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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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