Lamar vs. McNeese State: Recap and Stats

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Lamar vs. McNeese State: Recap and Stats
Lamar 50
(2-16, 1-12 away)
McNeese State 74
(8-8, 7-2 home)
Venue: Burton Coliseum
4:00PM ET / 1:00PM PT, January 19, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Lamar 31 19 50
McNeese State 23 51 74
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Lamar D Minor 10 S Brown 9 D Minor 3
McNeese State C McFerrin 18 A Lewis 10 K Hardy 8

On Saturday, January 19th, McNeese State turned the ball over just eight times and won big against Lamar 74-50 in conference action. It was a hard-fought battle in the first half, with McNeese State heading into halftime down 31-23. A solid surge in the second half, however, put Lamar away at the end. The Cowboys got the win with a game-high 18 points and six rebounds from Craig McFerrin. Kevin Hardy also had an excellent outing, scoring 13 points and adding eight assists (7 Reb 4 Stl). For the Cardinals, Stanford Brown got a team-high 10 points and nine rebounds. McNeese State (8-8, 2-4 SLC) gets Central Arkansas (6-10, 1-5 SLC) on the road on Thursday, January 24th.

McNeese State Game Notes

  • This game was statistically over in the 2nd half with 3:09 left to go.
  • McNeese State started 8-8 during the 2007, 2001, and 1996 seasons (since 1996).
  • This was the 3rd blowout win this season (a win by 20 or more points). Over the past 5 seasons, MCNS has been on the winning end of 17 blowout games.
  • The Cowboys have won every game this season (6-0) after recording 74 or more total points.
  • McNeese State has won every game this season (8-0) when its field goal percentage has been 43.1% or better.
  • McNeese State has won every game this season (4-0) after committing 8 or fewer turnovers.
  • The Cowboys have recorded more blocks than their opponents for the past 5 games.
  • This is the 4th win of the season where the Cowboys came back after being down at halftime.
  • This is the 9th game at home this season--MCNS has a 11.1 average scoring margin against opponents at home.
  • Kevin Hardy recorded a team season high in assists with 8.
  • The top two scorers (Craig McFerrin and Kevin Hardy) accounted for 41.8% of the points.
  • The top two rebounders (Austin Lewis and Desharick Guidry) accounted for 44.1% of the rebounds.
  • Kevin Hardy had career highs with 8 assists and 4 steals.
  • Austin Lewis recorded the 1st double-digit rebound game of his career.

Lamar Game Notes

  • This was the 8th blowout loss this season (a loss by 20 or more points). Over the past 5 seasons, Lamar has been on the losing end of 23 blowout games.
  • This loss extended the Cardinals losing streak to 6 games.
  • The top two rebounders (Stanford Brown and Amos Wilson) accounted for 41.0% of the rebounds.
  • Stanford Brown has led the team in scoring 7 times and in rebounding 11 times in 18 games this season.
  • Donley Minor has 3 straight double-digit point games.
LAMAR PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
BStanford Brown261090001
B-Nikko Acosta14630000
C+Keilan Blanks22721100
C+S. Norman8220110
C+Amos Wilson19470024
C+Donley Minor371033004
CRhon Mitchell27243021
CDonnell Minton33931004
C-D.J. Muepo7021011
-Matt Hancock7000000
MCNS PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Craig McFerrin171861010
A+Kevin Hardy381378422
ALedrick Eackles16952100
AD. Guidry34892211
AAustin Lewis222100130
BDontae Cannon36913201
CJ. Mitchell23802102
-Jordan Wells4000002
-Adrian Fields4110000

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