Published 11:46 pm Monday, December 19, 2016

• When: 7 tonight

• Where: Montagne Center, Beaumont

• Webcast: ESPN3.com

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• Series record: Loyola Chicago won only meeting 82-71 in Chicago on Nov. 28, 2015

• About the game: Lamar has not played in 16 days but owns a three-game winning streak. The Cardinals last played Dec. 4 against Southwestern University and won 87-41. The last time they had gone that long or longer without a game was Dec. 15, 1988 to Jan. 3, 1989, two seasons before their Elite Eight run. … Chastadie Barrs ranks third nationally in steals with 4.29 per game and is a standout passer as well with a Southland Conference-leading 6.1 per game. Kiandra Bowers leads the league in blocked shots. … Loyola University Chicago is a member of the Missouri Valley Conference. Kate Achter, 30, is in her first season as the Ramblers’ head coach. The 2008 Bowling Green graduate replaced Sheryl Swoopes, the Houston Comets great and 1993 NCAA champion at Texas Tech who was fired last July 4 amid claims of player mistreatment. — 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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