Women's basketball sets sights on Southeastern Louisiana

GO CARDINALS Coach Larry Tidwell's Lady Cardinals can clinch a first-round bye on Saturday.
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Coach Larry Tidwell's Lady Cardinals can clinch a first-round bye on Saturday.
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March 8, 2013

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HAMMOND, La. - If the Lamar Lady Cardinals want to be guaranteed of a first-round bye in next week's Southland Conference Women's Basketball Tournament, they can follow the words of the late Al Davis: "Just win, baby!"

A win at Southeastern Louisiana in Saturday's 2 p.m. regular-season finale would guarantee the Lady Cardinals (19-9 overall, 11-6 Southland) a top-four finish in the conference, and a first-round bye. A loss to the Lady Lions (11-17, 4-13), who have already been eliminated from tournament contention, could drop Lamar as low as fifth, and mean a first-round game on Wednesday.

Lamar could still finish fourth with a loss, but the Lady Cardinals' seeding would be determined by a complex labyrinth of tiebreakers as detailed below:

SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT SEEDING REMAINING WOMEN'S SCENARIOS

14-4     If Sam Houston State wins, it is the outright champion and No. 1 seed.

13-5     If Sam Houston State loses and Oral Roberts wins, co-champions declared, and the seeding tie-breaker procedure is used:

  1. Head-to-Head: 1-1, Split.
  2. If Comparison Only vs. Lamar: ORU is 2-0, SHSU is 1-1.
    1. ORU No. 1 Seed, SHSU No. 2 Seed.
  3. If Comparison Only vs. McNeese: SHSU 1-1, ORU 0-2.
    1. SHSU No. 1 Seed, ORU No. 2 Seed.
  4. If Comparison vs. McNeese & Lamar: ORU is 2-2, SHSU is 2-2, Split
    1. Next comparison vs. Nicholls: SHSU is 2-0, ORU is 1-1

                                                                           i.      SHSU No. 1 Seed, ORU No. 2 Seed.

  1. If Comparison vs. Lamar, McNeese & Nicholls: SHSU is 4-2, ORU is 3-3.
    1. SHSU No. 1 Seed, ORU No. 2 Seed

13-5     If Oral Roberts is the only 13-5 team, it is the No. 2 seed.

12-6     If Oral Roberts loses, Lamar wins, and McNeese wins, the seeding tie-breaker procedure is used:

  1. Head-to-Head vs. tied teams: McNeese 3-1, ORU 2-2, Lamar 1-3.
    1. McNeese is No. 2 Seed, and ORU and Lamar are compared in a two-way tie-breaker.

                                                                           i.      Head-to-Head: ORU Swept Lamar, 2-0.

  1. ORU No. 3 Seed, Lamar No. 4 Seed

12-6        If Oral Roberts loses, and Lamar wins (& McNeese is 11-7), the seeding tie-breaker procedure is used:

  1. Head-to-Head: 2-0, ORU swept Lamar.
    1. ORU No. 2 Seed, Lamar No. 3 Seed.

12-6    If Oral Roberts loses, and McNeese wins (& Lamar is 11-7), the seeding tie-breaker procedure is used:

  1. Head-to-Head: 2-0, McNeese swept ORU.
    1. McNeese No. 2 Seed, ORU No. 3 Seed.

12-6     If Lamar wins and McNeese wins (& ORU is 13-5), the seeding tie-breaker procedure is used:

  1. Head-to-Head: 1-1, Split.
  2. If Comparison Only vs. SHSU: Lamar is 1-1, McNeese is 1-1.
    1. Next Comparison vs. ORU: McNeese is 2-0, Lamar is 1-1.

                                                                           i.      McNeese No. 3 Seed, Lamar No. 4 Seed.

  1. If Comparison vs. SHSU and ORU: McNeese is 3-1, Lamar is 1-3.
    1. McNeese No. 3 Seed, Lamar No. 4 Seed.

11-7        If Lamar loses, and McNeese loses to Nicholls, the seeding tie-breaker is used:

  1. Head-to-Head: Nicholls 3-1, Lamar 2-2, McNeese 1-3.
    1. Nicholls No. 3 Seed, and Lamar and McNeese compared in two-way tie-breaker.

                                                                           i.      Head-to-Head: 1-1, Lamar & McNeese split.

  1. If Comparison Only vs. Sam Houston: Lamar 1-1, McNeese 1-1
    1. Next Comparison vs. ORU: McNeese 2-0, Lamar 0-2.

                                                                                                                                                   i.      McNeese No. 4 Seed, Lamar No. 5 Seed

  1. If Comparison vs. Sam Houston and Oral Roberts: McNeese 3-1, Lamar 1-3.
    1. McNeese No. 4 Seed, Lamar No. 5 Seed.

11-7     If Nicholls beats McNeese (& Lamar is 12-6), the seeding tie-breaker is used:

  1. Head-to-Head: Nicholls swept McNeese, 2-0.
    1. Nicholls No. 4 Seed, McNeese No. 5 Seed.

10-8    If Nicholls loses, it will be the No. 5 seed.

9-9        If Central Arkansas wins, it will be the No. 6 seed.

8-10     If Central Arkansas loses, and Stephen F. Austin wins, the seeding tie-breaker is used:

  1. Head-to-Head: 1-1, Split.
    1. If Comparison Only vs. Sam Houston: UCA 1-1, SFA 0-2.

                                                                           i.      UCA No. 6 Seed, SFA No. 7 Seed.

  1. If Comparison vs. Sam Houston and Oral Roberts: UCA: 1-3, SFA 0-4.

                                                                           i.      UCA No. 6 Seed, SFA No. 7 Seed.

8-10     If Stephen F. Austin wins (& Central Arkansas wins), it will be the No. 7 seed.

7-11        If Stephen F. Austin loses, and Northwestern State wins, the seeding tie-breaker is used:

  1. Head-to-Head: SFA swept, 2-0.
    1. SFA No. 7 Seed, Northwestern No. 8 Seed.

7-11     If Northwestern State wins (& SFA wins), it will be the No. 8 Seed.

6-12     If Northwestern State loses, it will be the No. 8 seed.       

Southeastern Louisiana and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi have been eliminated from tournament contention.

 "We just have to go out and take care of business," Lamar coach Larry Tidwell said. "We had a disappointing loss at Nicholls on Thursday, but we are capable of bouncing back."

The Lady Cardinals dropped an 84-77 decision at Nicholls on Thursday, while Southeastern Louisiana fell to McNeese State 79-55. Lamar enters Saturday tied for third with McNeese State with 11-6 conference marks. Sam Houston State (13-4 SLC) is in first and is guaranteed at least a share of the regular-season title. Oral Roberts is in second place with a 12-5 league mark.

Kalis Loyd leads Lamar in scoring (17.8) and rebounding (7.2). Dominique Edwards, who had a double-double against Nicholls, is second in both categories at 8.9 points and 7.0 rebounds per game.

Southeastern Louisiana gets an average of 10.9 points per game from Aja Gibson and 10.5 points and 8.5 rebounds per game from Brandi Simmons.

Southeastern Louisiana leads the all-time series 18-15. Lamar was a 58-49 winner over the Lady Lions at the Montagne Center back on Jan. 7 behind 22 points from Loyd and 10 from Edwards.

Saturday's game will air live on KLVI (AM 560) and be simulcast on www.LamarCardinals.com.

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