Rivals, SLC Co-Leaders Square Off in Lake Charles

After trailing by as many as 12 points late in the second half at Nicholls, Lamar University put together one of its best performances of the season to rally and force overtime at Stopher Gym. In the extra stanza, it was Lamar who built a four-point advantage late and held off the Colonels – who were also undefeated in league play. With Lamar’s OT win, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s three-point loss at New Orleans and McNeese taking care of business against Southeastern Louisiana, that sets up a showdown of Southland Conference rivals and the last two remaining undefeated teams in the league. The Cardinals enter the contest 9-7 (.563) overall and 3-0 in league play after having won their last four games. McNeese is 14-2 (.875) on the season and 3-0 league play, and enter the week having won nine straight and ranked No. 7 in the CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major Top 25 poll. The Cowboys had an impressive non-conference season with wins against Virginia Commonwealth, Texas State, UAB, Southern Mississippi, UL Lafayette and Michigan. Monday’s contest is slated to tip off at 7 p.m. from the Legacy Center in Lake Charles, La. It will be broadcast on Newstalk 560 KLVI and streamed live on ESPN+.Read More