Lamar faces Nicholls State after Calmese’s 23-point performance

Lamar Cardinals (9-21, 5-12 Southland) at Nicholls State Colonels (15-14, 10-7 Southland)

Thibodaux, Louisiana; Wednesday, 8 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Lamar visits the Nicholls State Colonels after Nate Calmese scored 23 points in Lamar’s 84-79 loss to the New Orleans Privateers.

The Colonels have gone 10-2 in home games. Nicholls State scores 76.2 points and has outscored opponents by 3.2 points per game.

The Cardinals are 5-12 in Southland play. Lamar is seventh in the Southland with 13.1 assists per game led by Chris Pryor averaging 3.7.

TOP PERFORMERS: Caleb Huffman is averaging 16.5 points and 2.1 steals for the Colonels. Latrell Jones is averaging 13.9 points over the last 10 games for Nicholls State.

Calmese is shooting 37.7% from beyond the arc with 2.0 made 3-pointers per game for the Cardinals, while averaging 17.5 points. Pryor is averaging 9.9 points and 3.6 assists over the last 10 games for Lamar.

LAST 10 GAMES: Colonels: 5-5, averaging 79.6 points, 30.5 rebounds, 13.9 assists, 10.5 steals and 2.7 blocks per game while shooting 48.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 76.8 points per game.

Cardinals: 3-7, averaging 68.4 points, 29.7 rebounds, 12.3 assists, 6.2 steals and 3.1 blocks per game while shooting 44.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 73.2 points.


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

Copyright © 2023 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.

More from WTOP

Log in to your WTOP account for notifications and alerts customized for you.

Sign up