Lamar will continue play at NIT Season Tip-Off following Saturday's game
Cardinals will continue play Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the NIT Season Tip-Off
Cardinals will be playing in the NIT Season Tip-Off for the second time ever
The Cardinals will play a pair of exhibitions before opening at Kansas State
Cardinals have five returning letterwinners off last year's NCAA Tournament team
Lamar vs. No. 9 Louisville from KFC Yum! Center. 11/13/11
2011-12: One of four Cardinals to play in all 35 games during the year, garnering a pair of starts ... Had 63 blocks for the fifth best single-season total in school history ... Averaged 1.8 blocks per game to rank second in the Southland Conference and 64th in the nation ... Also posted averages of 2.2 points and 3.6 rebounds per game ... Scored a career-high nine points and matched his personal bests with nine rebounds and six blocked shots in 70-49 win over McNeese State in the championship game of the Southland Conference Tournament (3/10) ... Also had nine boards against No. 9 Louisville earlier in the season to establish a career-high ... Finished with four points, eight rebounds and six blocked shots in 72-54 win over Charlotte (11/19) ... Posted four blocks and eight rebounds against eventual National Champion Kentucky (12/28) ... Played a career-high 30 minutes at Ohio (11/15), finishing with seven points, five rebounds and four blocks in 85-78 overtime loss ... Had at least two blocked shots 15 times during the year ... Shot 51.6 percent from the floor ... Tied for sixth on the team with 16 steals.
2010-11: Played in 22 games as a redshirt freshman, starting two ... Pulled down five rebounds and posted a career-best four block shots in his first ever start at Nicholls (1/29) ... Grabbed a career-high seven rebounds in 21 minutes of playing time at Arkansas State (1/17) ... Added four points on 2-of-2 shooting against the Red Wolves ... Tied for third on the team with 17 blocked shots.
High School: Two-year letterwinner for coach Mike Murphy at Pflugerville HS ... Averaged 6.3 points, 6.3 rebounds and 3.3 blocks per game as a senior ... Named PHS Defensive Player of the Year ... First-team All-District 22-5A as a senior after leading the Panthers to the district title and a berth in the regional quarterfinals with a 34-6 record ... Second-team all-district as a junior after posting per game averages of 5.2 points, 5.1 rebounds and 2.3 blocks ... PHS went 27-7 his junior season and won the District 14-5A title while reaching the regional quarterfinals ... Selected to play in the Toros All-Star Game ... Played AAU ball for the Texas Ambassadors and coach Maurice Wilkens ... Also recruited by Sam Houston State, UT Arlington, Denver, Louisiana Tech, Army and Navy.
Personal: Osayekeme O. Ebomwonyi was born on March 11, 1991, in Lagos, Nigeria ... Son of Elizabeth and Omoruyi Ebomwonyi ... Has a younger brother, Nosa, and a younger sister, Adosuwa ... Is a general studies major.