Who is playing
Lamar Cardinals @ Pacific Tigers
Current records: Lamar 2-1, Pacific 1-2
How to watch
What to know
After two road games, Pacific returns home. They will face the Lamar Cardinals at 5:00 pm ET on Saturday. Pacific may want some stickiness for this matchup as the team had 13 turnovers on Wednesday.
After soaring to 87 points the previous game, Pacific faltered in its contest. They took a hard hit against the Wolf Pack, falling 88-41. Pacific has struggled against Nevada recently, as their game Wednesday was their sixth straight loss.
Perhaps unsurprisingly given the score, Pacific struggled to work together and finished the game with just six assists. They were dismantled by their opponents in that department, as Nevada posted 16.
Meanwhile, even though UTSA scored an impressive 82 points on Tuesday, Lamar still emerged victorious. The Cardinals walked away with a 90-82 victory over the Roadrunners.
Lamar can attribute much of his success to Terry Anderson, who had a double-double with 20 points and 11 rebounds. Another player who made the difference was Adam Hamilton, who had a double-double with 16 points and 14 rebounds.
The Tigers now have a losing record of 1-2. As for the Cardinals, they now have a winning record of 2-1.
In this contest, the number of possessions is likely to be an important factor: Pacific has been breaking glass this season, having averaged 31 rebounds per game. It’s not like Lamar struggles in that department, though, as they’ve been even better at 50.7 per game. Given these competing strengths, it will be interesting to see how their clash plays out. Check out CBS Sports after the game for a complete game breakdown, commentary and other NCAA basketball content.
Pacific beat Lamar 74-65 the last time the teams played in December 2022. Will Pacific repeat its success or does Lamar have a better game plan this time? We will know very soon.
History of the series
Pacific won the only game these two teams played in the last year.
- December 20, 2022: Pacific 74 vs. Lamar 65