Cardinals and Lions will be meeting for the second time this season
Cardinals will close the 2012-13 season at Southeastern La. on Saturday
Cardinals own a commanding 22-8 series advantage over the Colonels
Cardinals will play their final two games on the road
University will recognize Jimmy and Susan Simmons with a "Standing Ovation"
Lamar vs. No. 9 Louisville from KFC Yum! Center. 11/13/11
2011-12: Played in 34 of Lamar's 35 games, garnering 10 starts ... Finished the season with averages of 1.1 points and 1.1 rebounds per game ... Was third on the team with 24 blocked shots ... Scored a season-high seven points at George Mason (2/18), adding three rebounds in the contest ... Also had 3-rebound games at TCU (11/30), against Huston-Tillotson (12/14) and in Lamar's NCAA Tournament game against Vermont (3/14) to establish his personal best ... Blocked three shots in a game on three occassions ... Finished with two blocks and a season-high two steals in his first career game for Lamar, a 65-62 win over Arkansas State (11/11).
Junior College: Played sophomore season for coach Jay Powell at Gulf Coast Community College after spending his freshman year at Florida A&M ... Shot 55.6 percent from the floor for the Commodores, and led the team with 23 blocked shots ... Started 25 of his 30 games at Gulf Coast, scoring in double-figures seven times ... Was third on the team in rebounding at 4.5 rebounds per game, and sixth in scoring at 6.5 ppg ... Scored a season-high 20 points against Chipola College on 8-of-10 shooting ... Added 11 rebounds in the game for a double-double.
High School: Missed his senior season at New London HS with a knee injury ... Played a year of prep school basketball at Kents Hill School, and a year at Heat Academy.
Personal: Nikko Acosta was born on April 20, 1989 ... Son of Cindy Gaudenzi ... General studies major.