Cardinals need a win over Bears for a chance to defend Southland Conference Tournament crown
Bears hit 10 3-pointers in the game, including 8-of-16 in the first half
The Cardinals and Lumberjacks will meet at Johnson Coliseum with the series tied at 25
The Cardinals open Southland Conference play at SFA on Thursday
Cardinals have five returning letterwinners off last year's NCAA Tournament team
2011-12: Originally went to Oregon to play football before transferring to Lamar in January ... Will be eligible for the second semester after sitting out a year due to NCAA transfer rules.
High School: Posted averages of 22 points, five rebounds and three steals per game as a senior at Port Neches-Groves High School on his way to All-District 20-4A honors ... Named the district's offensive player of the year and was an all-region selection ... Led the Indians to the 2011 playoffs for the school's first appearance since 1989 ... Scored a game-high 26 points in his last high school game ... Was a first-team all-district pick as a junior after averaging 16 points per game, and earned second-team honors as a sophomore with a scoring average of 12 points per game ... Named Best Guard by the Port Arthur News as a junior and senior ... Put up 4,557 yards and 43 touchdowns over his junior and season seasons for the PNG football team ... Named the District 20-4A Offensive MVP in football as a senior.
Personal: Brennan Doty was born on Oct. 21, 1992, in Port Arthur, Texas ... Son of Ronald Jr. and Carol Ann Doty ... Major is general business.