Lamar’s Buster Ties Conference Record En Route to Southland Weekly Honor

first_imgThe sophomore joined three other Southland Conference student-athletes who have nailed 11 three-pointers in a game, including Sam Houston State’s Corey Allmond (2009), Lamar’s Mike James (2011) and Nicholls’ Lafayette Rutledge (2018). Week 14 Southland Conference Release (PDF) Honorable Mention: Rylan Bergersen, Central Arkansas; Sha’Markus Kennedy, McNeese; Bryson Robinson, New Orleans. He shot 3-of-4 from long range in the second half, including one just before the under-eight timeout to give the Cardinals a 16-point advantage, their longest of the day. McNeese once again managed to close the gap before Buster delivered a dagger from three and a crucial pair of free throws down the stretch. Men’s Basketball Player of the Week – Davion Buster, Lamar – So. – Guard – Austin, TexasBuster found his touch early and often in Saturday’s win over McNeese, drilling three of his first four attempts from beyond the arc as Lamar raced out to a 19-6 advantage in the first six minutes. After the Cowboys pulled within one point with 2:25 to go in the first half, he converted on three-straight to finish the opening half with 26 points. FRISCO, Texas – Lamar guard Davion Buster is the Southland Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced Monday.  The Austin, Texas, native tied a Southland Conference single-game record with 11 made threes in the Cardinals’ 96-91 upset of Battle of the Border rival McNeese on Saturday. Buster was 11-for-18 from deep and finished with a career-high 39 points as LU snapped the Cowboys’ seven-game win streak and claimed its third-straight win in the series. The Cardinals (11-11, 5-6 SLC) look to win back-to-back conference games for the first time in 2019-20 when they host Central Arkansas at 7 p.m. Wednesday. LU turns around and travels out to Abilene for its second meeting with Abilene Christian at 7 p.m. Saturday.last_img read more

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first_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires 0 Comments   Share   Top Stories After soaking in the release of the NFL schedules on Thursday, we took a few in-depth looks at the appealing and the problematic of the Arizona Cardinals’ 2016 season.But what about some of the Cardinals’ biggest rivals?Here’s the weird, the wacky and the curious quirks of the NFC West schedules.Take it easy on ’emThe Seahawks may have a tough schedule overall, but the first month couldn’t be much better with just one playoff opponent from a year ago in the first nine games — a Week 7 matchup against the Cardinals is the only one. Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) passes as center Patrick Lewis (65) blocks Arizona Cardinals’ Calais Campbell (93) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) A cupcake schedule, indeed.2016 Seahawks schedule#NFLSchedulehttps://t.co/9N3peDOo7m— Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) April 15, 2016Most difficult stretchUnder first-year coach Chip Kelly, the poor San Francisco 49ers rank in the top-5 in worst three-week, four-week and five-week stretches, according to Sharp Football Analysis.They have the second-worst first month with a home game in Los Angeles followed by road games in Carolina and Seattle, then a home game against Dallas.Who needs to ring up the airline miles?San Francisco will travel 25,328 miles. It didn’t help that the non-division away games ship the 49ers to Carolina, Buffalo, Miami, Chicago and Atlanta.Visits to Miami and Chicago come in back-to-back weeks, leading Kelly to consider keeping his team’s circadian rhythms in sync out east a la the Cardinals at Greenbrier last season.“There’s a lot of studies done on your circadian rhythms, and how to get your clock set and all those other things,” he said. “It’s easy if you’re there for an extended period of time to get acclimated to that time.”For comparison, the Cardinals will travel 23,966 miles, which is 2,044 fewer than last season.Strength of scheduleThe weight of the NFC West put every team in the top-7 for the NFL’s toughest 2016 schedule based on last year’s winning percentage.Tied for the seventh-toughest schedule, the Cardinals have the easiest schedule in the division by playing teams with a winning percentage of 53.1. The Seahawks are tied for the fifth-toughest (54.3 percent), the Rams have the third most difficult (55.1 percent) and the 49ers are tied with the Falcons with the toughest regular season (55.5 percent).Prime-time kingsSeattle will get the most prime-time coverage of the NFC West squads with five prime-time games.The Seahawks play the Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium in Week 7 on NBC’s Sunday Night show. They host the Bills on Week 9’s Monday Night Football before another Sunday prime-time game at New England.Pete Carroll’s squad plays a Week 13 home game against the Panthers and in Week 15 hosts the Rams on Thursday night.Good byes?Arizona’s bye week comes comfortably in Week 9, after a tough stretch against Todd Bowles’ Jets, the Seahawks and in Carolina. The 49ers’ bye falls in Week 8 as does the Rams’, but Seattle’s comes early in Week 5.Worst opponent byesFor a rematch of the NFC title game, the Carolina Panthers host Arizona coming off their Week 7 bye while the Cardinals head into the Sunday showdown on a week’s rest.Similarly, the Seahawks head to Foxboro in Week 10 to face the Patriots after New England’s bye week and on short rest after a Monday night showdown against the Bills. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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