Incarnate Word takes on Lamar after Cisse’s 25-point outing

Incarnate Word Cardinals (7-12, 1-5 Southland) at Lamar Cardinals (6-13, 2-4 Southland)

Beaumont, Texas; Saturday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Incarnate Word takes on the Lamar Cardinals after Jonathan Cisse scored 25 points in Incarnate Word’s 89-78 victory against the Houston Baptist Huskies.

The Lamar Cardinals have gone 5-4 at home. Lamar has a 4-0 record in games decided by 3 points or fewer.

The Incarnate Word Cardinals are 1-5 against Southland opponents. Incarnate Word is seventh in the Southland shooting 33.0% from deep. Cisse leads the Incarnate Word Cardinals shooting 42.1% from 3-point range.

The Lamar Cardinals and Incarnate Word Cardinals match up Saturday for the first time in conference play this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Nate Calmese is shooting 44.4% and averaging 16.6 points for the Lamar Cardinals. Chris Pryor is averaging 1.2 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Lamar.

Cisse is shooting 40.9% and averaging 14.1 points for the Incarnate Word Cardinals. Josh Morgan is averaging 0.8 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Incarnate Word.

LAST 10 GAMES: Lamar Cardinals: 2-8, averaging 65.2 points, 34.6 rebounds, 11.6 assists, 5.9 steals and 2.4 blocks per game while shooting 41.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 80.7 points per game.

Incarnate Word Cardinals: 2-8, averaging 68.5 points, 28.7 rebounds, 11.0 assists, 7.6 steals and 2.2 blocks per game while shooting 43.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 80.5 points.


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