Cardinals making first trip to NCAA Tournament since 2000
Cardinals will take on Vermont on Wednesday at 5:40 from University of Dayton Arena
Cardinals roll over McNeese State 70-49 for first trip to NCAA's since 2000
Lamar and McNeese State will meet Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Merrell Center
The Cardinals will face Stephen F. Austin on Thursday at 6 in the semifinals
Check out this cool shot at the Montagne Center today. Justin DeYoung & Clint Burges (Beaumont, TX)
Cardinals suffer road loss to Colonels in Thibodaux, LA
Lamar vs. No. 9 Louisville from KFC Yum! Center. 11/13/11
2010-11: Set the Lamar single-game scoring record with 52 points in a 114-62 win over Louisiana College (1/4), breaking the mark of 50 set by Mike Olliver against Portland State (1/12/80) ... The 52 points matched the most by a Division I player during the 2010-11 season (Jimmer Fredette, BYU), and also tied the Southland Conference record set by UTSA's Roderic Hall in 1997 ... Tied Keith Veney's school record with 11 3-points against the Wildcats, while setting new Montagne Center records for points (52), field goal attempts (35), field goals made (18), 3-point attempts (21) and 3-pointers made (11) ... Was named the National Player of the Week by The Hoops Report, as well as the Southland Conference Player of the Week ... Led the Cardinals in scoring, and ranked 17th in the Southland, at 12.5 points per game, despite starting just two of 24 games played as a junior ... Was seventh in the conference in free throw percentage at 80.0 ... Scored 16 points in his Division I debut on 6-of-8 shooting in just 14 minutes at Texas-Pan American (11/23) ... Had 12 double-figure scoring games on the year, and led Lamar in scoring six times ... Scored 30 points on 11-of-16 shooting in LU's 113-102 win over Texas State (3/2) ... Came off the bench for 22 points, four rebounds and four assists as Lamar knocked off Central Arkansas 99-75 in its Southland opener (1/8) ... Set personal bests of eight rebounds and five assists against Nicholls (2/12), also adding 15 points ... Was third on the team with 35 3-pointers ... Averaged 2.4 rebounds per game, and finished season with 44 assists and 26 steals.
Junior College: Played for coach Maurice Leitzke at Eastern Arizona College ... Was the fourth leading scorer in NJCAA Division I as a sophomore at 26.0 points per game ... Also averaged five rebounds, four assists and two steals on way to all-conference and all-region honors ... Also named to all-conference and all-region teams as a freshman after averaging 20.0 ppg ... Connected on 42.0 percent of his shots from the field, 33.3 percent from three-point range and 78.0 percent from the free throw line ... Ranked as the 40th best junior college player in the nation by Rivals.com.
High School: Played for coach Tony Broadous at Grant High School ... Helped team to the 2008 Oregon state championship after averaging 15 points, four rebounds and three steals per game as a senior ... Named second-team all-league.
Personal: Michael James was born on August, 18, 1990, in Portland, Oregon ... Son of Lisa Marie Behrndt ... Enjoys spending spare time eating, playing video games and going to movies ... Is a general studies major.