Dec. 13, 2013
BEAUMONT, Texas -
Lamar Game Notes
Although Lamar will be closing out a three-game homestand, Sunday's game against Tennessee Tech will be the Cardinals first contest in more than two weeks. The Cards (1-7) received extra time between games to focus on academics before returning to the court. Lamar is coming off a heartbreaking six-point loss to Arkansas State that saw the Cardinals score a season-high 89 points. The Golden Eagles enter the week 5-6 and trying to stop a small losing streak of their own. After winning three-of-four games, Tennessee Tech has dropped consecutive outings. The game against Lamar will be the team's third of four consecutive games on the road.
The Last Meeting
November 25, 2011
Miles leads Cardinals to 85-65 win over Tenn. Tech
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. - Senior guard Anthony Miles poured in a career-high 31 points as Lamar University blew open a close game at the half to roll to an 85-65 basketball victory over Tennessee Tech on Friday night at the Eblen Center.
Despite the setback to Arkansas State, numerous positives came from the game for the LU offense. In addition to the season-high 89 points, the Cardinals were consistent throughout the game shooting a blistering 62.5 percent for the game, and shot better than 60 percent in both halves. It was the best shooting performance by a Cardinal team in 10 years.
In addition to the team's offensive efficiency against the Red Wolves, senior Amos Wilson chimed in for a season-high 20 points last time out. The preseason All-Southland Conference selection has turned things around after a slow start to the season. Wilson has scored in double figures in five of the last six games, and is averaging 14.2 points per game during that stretch.
The Golden Eagles enter Sunday's bird fight shooting better than 45 percent from the field, and averaging nearly 74 points per contest. Tennessee Tech has six players averaging seven points per game, led by Ty Allen (11.9 ppg). Shooting nearly 40 percent from the field, Allen makes the most of his playing time averaging less than 25 minutes per game.
Sunday's game sets up to be a contest between two evenly matched teams, and could come down to which team asserts itself on the glass. Tech is averaging 38 rebounds per contest, including 14 offensive rebounds. The Golden Eagles have recorded at least 38 rebounds in a game seven times this season. The Cardinals are pulling down 31 per contest, and have seen the number on the rise with the emergence of transfer Octavius Green. A 6-6 junior from Gainesville, Fla., Green has pulled down at least 10 rebounds in two of the team's past three games despite averaging less than 15 minutes per contest.
Sunday's contest will tip off at 2 p.m. from the Montagne Center, and will be the team's final home game before the Christmas break, but it is not the Cardinals' final contest of the fall semester. Lamar will be at LIU Brooklyn (Dec. 18th) and Canisius (Dec. 21st) before taking a couple of days off for the holidays.