Lamar Featured Three Times as Southland Conference Unveils 2004-05 Basketball Package



Nov. 4, 2004

PLANO, Texas - The Lamar men's basketball team will be featured three times as the Southland Conference unveiled its 2004-05 men's and women's basketball television schedule with 14 games slated to air on three different networks. Coverage begins when Nicholls State's men visit Michigan State on Nov. 27 with Cox Sports Television carrying all the action.

Continuing a long-standing relationship with FSN-Southwest, seven regular-season contests and the women's postseason tournament championship game will be broadcast. The first three regular-season matchups will be non-conference affairs while the final four will be SLC games.

The first FSN telecast will air on Dec. 4 with the Houston Cougars playing at Lamar in a non-conference contest. The matchup features two of the active winningest coaches and two coaches who prefer an up-tempo pace in Lamar's Tubbs and UH's Tom Penders, who is beginning his first season with the Cougars.

This marks the fourth straight season that Lamar will have games televised on FSN-Southwest. Last season, the Cardinals had home games with Rice and Louisiana-Monroe televised on FSN-Southwest.

In other non-league games, Texas-Arlington and Texas-San Antonio each visit Texas on Dec. 15 and Dec. 29, respectively.

Texas State and McNeese play the first Southland game to be televised, scheduled for Jan. 6 in Lake Charles, La. A women's league game is on tap for Feb. 10 with Texas State playing at Stephen F. Austin. Sam Houston State's men play in the final two regular-season games on FSN, going to SFA on Feb. 14 and Lamar on Feb. 26.

The eight-game FSN package concludes with the O'Reilly Auto Parts/Southland Conference Tournament women's championship game, schedule for March 12.

A total of five regular-season games involving Southland teams will be shown on Cox. In addition to the Nicholls-Michigan State affair, Northwestern State will entertain Tulane on Dec. 6 in non-league action. Southland contests include Southeastern Louisiana at Northwestern State on Jan. 15 and Lamar at Louisiana-Monroe on March 2 in men's action. Nicholls State's women will play at Northwestern State on Feb. 10.

The Southland's television schedule concludes on "Selection Sunday" when the O'Reilly/SLC Tournament men's champion is crowned in front of a national ESPN2 audience on March 13. It will mark the third year in a row for ESPN2 to carry the event.


Day Date Game Network Time (Central)
Sat. Nov. 27 Nicholls State at Michigan State Men Cox Sports 11 a.m.
Sat. Dec. 4 Houston at Lamar Men FSN-Southwest 4:30 p.m.
Mon. Dec. 6 Tulane at Northwestern State Men Cox Sports 6:30 p.m.
Wed. Dec. 15 Texas-Arlington at Texas Men FSN-Southwest 7 p.m.
Wed. Dec. 29 Texas-San Antonio at Texas Men FSN-Southwest 7 p.m.
Thu. Jan. 6 Texas State at McNeese State Men FSN-Southwest 7 p.m.
Sat. Jan. 15 Southeastern La. at Northwestern State Men Cox Sports 4 p.m.
Thu. Feb. 10 Nicholls State at Northwestern State Women Cox Sports 7 p.m.
Thu. Feb. 10 Texas State at Stephen F. Austin Women FSN-Southwest 7 p.m.
Mon. Feb. 14 Sam Houston at Stephen F. Austin Men FSN-Southwest 7 p.m.
Sat. Feb. 26 Sam Houston State at Lamar Men FSN-Southwest 1 p.m.
Wed. Mar. 2 Lamar at Louisiana-Monroe Men Cox Sports 7 p.m.
Sat. Mar. 12 O'Reilly/SLC Tournament Championship Women FSN-Southwest 1 p.m.
Sun. Mar. 13 O'Reilly/SLC Tournament Championship Men ESPN2 1 p.m.
Times and dates subject to change.


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