March 4, 2005
BEAUMONT - By virtue of Texas-San Antonio's 81-76 win at Texas State Friday night, the Lamar Cardinals basketball team will travel to San Antonio for Tuesday's first round game of the O'Reilly Auto Parts/Southland Conference Tournament. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. at the Convocation Center.
UTSA finished the regular season with a 15-12 overall record and a 10-6 record in SLC plays to grab the fourth seed in the tournament. Lamar finished the regular season with a 17-10 overall record and a 9-7 mark in SLC play and is seeded fifth.
Lamar swept the season series with UTSA, winning 85-68 in Beaumont on Feb. 5 and winning 88-83 in San Antonio on Feb. 26. The Cardinals have an all-time record of 13-7 in SLC tournament games and have won the tournament three times - 1981, 1983 and 2000.
For those interested in traveling to San Antonio to cheer on the Cardinals, tickets for the game are $10 for reserved seats and $7 for general admission. Lamar students with valid ID card will be admitted to the game free of charge. For more information on how to purchase tickets for Tuesday's game visit the UTSA website at www.goutsa.com.