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Sthl: Season 2011-2012

Sthl Ranking
East Division
 1. Lamar 11-5(20-11)
 2. McNeese St. 8-6(13-14)
 3. Northwestern St. 8-7(16-14)
 4. Nicholls St. 6-10(10-19)
 5. SE Louisiana 5-11(12-17)
 6. Cent.Arkansas 3-13(8-21)
West Division
 1. Texas Arlington 15-1(23-7)
 2. SF Austin 12-3(19-10)
 3. UTSA 9-6(15-13)
 4. Sam Houston St. 7-8(12-17)
 5. Texas St. 5-11(13-17)
 6. Texas A&M-CC 4-12(6-23)

Points Per Game
 Patrick RICHARD
  McNeese .
  Avg: 18.1
 1. Richard, McNeese18.1 
 2. Reed, Texas A.17.8 
 3. James, Lamar17.2 
 4. Miles, Cent.Ark.14.9 
 5. Miles, Lamar14.5 
 6. Jones, Texas A.13.8 
 7. Burrage, UTSA13.5 
 8. Davis, Northwes.13.3 
 9. Staff, Texas St.13.2 
 10. Johnson III, UT.13.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 William MOSLEY
  Avg: 9.5
 1. Mosley, Northw.9.5 
 2. Johnson, SE Louis.7.9 
 3. Lamb, Lamar7.9 
 4. Staff, Texas St.7.9 
 5. Reves, Texas A.7.8 
 6. Dempsey, Texas A.7.1 
 7. James, Sam H.7.0 
 8. Turner, McNeese6.6 
 9. Hill, UTSA6.6 
 10. Richard, McNeese6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Johnathan JORDAN
  Texas A.
  Avg: 4.7
 1. Jordan, Texas A.4.7 
 2. Gatson, Sam H.4.5 
 3. Miles, Lamar4.1 
 4. Jones, Texas St.4.0 
 5. Patterson, SE Loui.3.7 
 6. White-Miller, Texa.3.6 
 7. Richard, McNeese3.2 
 8. Davis, Northwes.3.1 
 9. Hale, UTSA3.1 
 10. Gardner, SF Austin3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Laquentin MILES
  Avg: 2
 1. Miles, Cent.Ark.2.0 
 2. Patterson, SE Loui.1.9 
 3. Jones, Texas St.1.7 
 4. Lamb, Lamar1.7 
 5. Miles, Lamar1.7 
 6. James, Lamar1.6 
 7. Davis, Texas St.1.6 
 8. Franklin, UTSA1.6 
 9. Catlett, Texas A.1.5 
 10. Butler, Texas A.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 William MOSLEY
  Avg: 3.9
 1. Mosley, Northw.3.9 
 2. Ebomwonyi, Lamar1.9 
 3. Reves, Texas A.1.8 
 4. Maxey, Texas A.1.7 
 5. Staff, Texas St.1.4 
 6. Smith, SF Austin1.3 
 7. Borden, Cent.Ark.1.2 
 8. Richard, McNeese1.1 
 9. Turner, McNeese1.1 
 10. Johnson, SE Loui.1.0 

Lamar University wins the Southland Conference 2011-2012 title (Photo: Southland)

Sthl Women 2011-2012
Official Web Site

Lamar University 2011-12
Pat Knight Pat Knight Knight
Anthony Miles
Charlie Harper
Mike James
Stan Brown
Devon Lamb
# Name CM (INCH) Pos Bo NAT
1  Miles Anthony 182 (6'0'') G 89 USA
21  Harper Charlie 195 (6'5'') F 89 USA
5  James Mike 185 (6'1'') G 90 USA
35  Brown Stan 203 (6'8'') F 90 USA
4  Lamb Devon 187 (6'2'') G 87 USA
33  Ebomwonyi Osas 210 (6'11'') C 91 Nigeria
22  Minor Donley 187 (6'2'') G 91 USA
24  Nelson Vincenzo 195 (6'5'') F 90 USA
20  Davis Brandon 198 (6'6'') G 88 USA
3  Lynch Tre 182 (6'0'') G 92 USA
50  Norman Sebastian 208 (6'10'') F 92 Sweden
2  Acosta Nikko 200 (6'7'') F 89 USA
10  Mitchell Rhon 195 (6'5'') F 93 USA
Head Coach: Pat Knight
Coach Assistant: George "Tic" Price
Coach Assistant: Kenton Paulino
Coach Assistant: Clif Carroll

Lamar Beats McNeese State for First Southland Tournament Title Since 2000 - Mar 10, 2012

Two weeks ago, Lamar coach Pat Knight called out his program.
Message sent.
The Cardinals affirmed they heard Knight crystal clear on Saturday, unloading a 14-0 first half run on McNeese that laid the foundation to a 70-49 win that placed them into the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2000.
'I told these guys right at my press conference that the reason I took (the job) was because of them,' said Knight, who turned a program that had gone 11-30 in conference play the previous three seasons into a 23-11 squad that will enter the tournament with six consecutive wins. 'I thought we could win right away.'
Much has been made of Knight's postgame comments following a February 22 loss to Stephen F. Austin, in which he said his seniors were 'stealing money by being on scholarship.' While the comments gained national attention, it was the response of his team which spoke loudest.
'It's these guys stepping up,' said Knight. 'The rant was to try to get them motivated. I thought they were tough enough to take it. If I had team full of soft kids or if I were teaching in a big school, I would have had a revolt.'
Lamar did revolt on Saturday, staking their claim on the tournament title after McNeese (17-15) jumped out to an 8-2 lead with 15:45 left in the first half. The deficit served as another light under the collective ends of the Cardinals, who opened the contest by missing 10 of their first 13 shots.
Led by the backcourt of tournament most valuable player Mike James (6'1''-G-90), and all-tourney members Devon Lamb (6'2''-G-87) and Anthony Miles (6'0''-G-89), the Cardinals proceeded to slowly take the momentum away from the Cowboys, who were undermanned in the post with the absence of Daniel Richard (6'9''-C-89) (dehydration) and Rudy Turner (6'9''-C-88) (shoulder).
'It changed the complexity,' said McNeese coach Dave Simmons . 'To win a game like this, you have been inside, and we couldn't get to the foul line.'
The presence of Osas Ebomwonyi (6'11''-C-91) also altered the Cowboys' plans inside. The 6-foot-11 sophomore came off the bench and recorded six blocks to go along with nine points and nine rebounds in 25 minutes.
'The kid can defend,' said Knight. 'He really changed the game for us.'
Lamar took control of the glass and took the lead for good on a basket from Lamb that made it 16-15 with 7:49 in the half. The basket helped usher in a 21-2 run that turned a 13-8 deficit into a 29-15 edge that the Cards never relinquished.
As has been their theme throughout the tournament, Lamar's defense set the stage for victory, as the Cardinals held McNeese (17-15) to a paltry 31 percent from the field while holding league player of the year Patrick Richard (6'4''-G/F-90) to a 4-for-20 afternoon.
Despite their shooting woes, the Cowboys opened the second half with an 11-2 run that brought them within 35-33 at the 15:29 mark. They would come no closer as Lamar responded with a 22-6 run that James (26 points, nine rebounds) capped off with a pair of baskets that put the game and the bleak memories away for the Cardinals.
'We did it,' said Miles (eight points, eight rebounds). 'I couldn't ask for anything more.'
Lamar is 5-5 in NCAA tournament play, with the school's last win coming in 1983 when the 11th seeded Cardinals shocked sixth-seed Alabama in the opening round.
For the second consecutive season, McNeese was denied a chance to join their women's team into the NCAA tournament, leaving the 1997 men's and women's teams from Texas State as the only school to pull off the feat.
Patrick Richard and Dontae Cannon (6'1''-G-91) were chosen to the all-tournament team for McNeese.

Courtesy of Southland

Southland Conf. Tournament Final: Lamar - McNeese State 70-49
Southland Conf. Tournament Semifinals:
Lamar - Stephen F. Austin 55-44
McNeese State - UT Arlington 92-72

All-Southland Conf. 1st Team 2011-2012
Patrick Richard
Lamarcus Reed
William Mosley
Mike James
Antonio Bostic

Player of the Year: Patrick Richard (6'4''-G/F-90) of McNeese St.
All-Tournament MVP: Mike James (6'1''-G-90) of Lamar
Freshman of the Year: Trevon Lewis (6'5''-G-92) of Nicholls St.
Newcomer of the Year: Kevin Butler (6'5''-F-89) of Texas Arlington
Coach of the Year: Scott Cross of Texas Arlington

1st Team
G/F: Patrick Richard (6'4''-90) of McNeese St.
G/F: Lamarcus Reed (6'5''-88) of Texas Arlington
C: William Mosley (6'7''-89) of Northwestern St.
G: Mike James (6'1''-90) of Lamar
G: Antonio Bostic (6'2'') of SF Austin

2nd Team
G: Devon Lamb (6'2''-87) of Lamar
F: Bo Ingram (6'5''-90) of Texas Arlington
C: Jereal Scott (6'7''-89) of SF Austin
F: Jeromie Hill (6'8'') of UTSA
G: Anthony Miles (6'0''-89) of Lamar

3rd Team
F: Matt Staff (6'10'') of Texas St.
F: Kevin Butler (6'5''-89) of Texas Arlington
G: Melvin Johnson III (6'5'') of UTSA
G: Shamir Davis (6'0''-91) of Northwestern St.
G/F: Laquentin Miles (6'5'') of Cent.Arkansas

Honorable Mention
Dontae Cannon (6'1''-G-91) of McNeese St.
Trevon Lewis (6'5''-G-92) of Nicholls St.
Jordan Reves (6'10''-F) of Texas Arlington
Kannon Burrage (6'3''-G) of UTSA
Terence Jones (6'2''-G-88) of Texas A&M-CC
Brooks Ybarra (6'5''-F) of Texas St.

All-Tournament Team
Mike James (6'1''-G-90) of Lamar
Patrick Richard (6'4''-G/F-90) of McNeese St.
Anthony Miles (6'0''-G-89) of Lamar
Dontae Cannon (6'1''-G-91) of McNeese St.
Devon Lamb (6'2''-G-87) of Lamar

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