Shamir Davis scored 19 points, DeQuan Hicks added 13 points and made the last-second steal that clinched Northwestern State’s 68-66 win over Stephen F. Austin in the Southland Conference championship game on Saturday night.
The NCAA has banned the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi men’s basketball team from next year’s postseason for failing to meet academic standards.
Texas State is going to the Sun Belt Conference, a move that will be made after only one season in the WAC.
Lamar now it finds itself in the NCAA’s First Four, taking on Vermont (23-11) in a battle of No. 16 seeds at the University of Dayton on Wednesday night.
Pat Knight has led the Lamar University Cardinals to their first 20-win season since 1988 and the Southland Conference East title – and now on to the NCAA Tournament.
McNeese State knocked off top-seeded UTA 92-72 on Thursday night in the semifinals of the Southland Conference tournament.
Bo Ingram hit five 3-pointers and scored 21 points as UTA blitzed Nicholls State 96-48 in the Southland Conference quarterfinals on Wednesday.
LaMarcus Reed scored 28 points to lead UTA in a 93-89 win over McNeese State on Wednesday night, clinching the Southland Conference title.
The Southland Conference says Nicholls State’s women’s basketball win over UTA has been forfeited after it was discovered that an ineligible student played.