Southland’s Two Leading Scorers Clash in New Orleans

first_imgWednesday, Feb. 14Lamar at UIW* – 6 p.m.Central Arkansas at McNeese* – 6:30 p.m.Nicholls at Sam Houston State* (ESPN3) – 6:30 p.m.Northwestern State at Houston Baptist* – 7 p.m.A&M-Corpus Christi at Stephen F. Austin* (ESPN3) – 7 p.m.Southeastern La. at New Orleans* – 7 p.m.Saturday, Feb. 17Nicholls at Central Arkansas* – 1 p.m.Stephen F. Austin at UIW* – 1 p.m.A&M-Corpus Christi at Lamar* – 2 p.m.Abilene Christian at Southeastern La.* – 2 p.m.Sam Houston State at Houston Baptist* – 2 p.m.McNeese at New Orleans* – 2 p.m.?* Southland Conference game This Week’s Matchups Steals Record: Lamar junior Chastadie Barrs broke her own Southland single season steals record on Saturday and now has 149 on the year with five regular season games and the conference tournament to go. She needs 43 to break the all-time NCAA Divison I single season record.Islanders’ Streak: Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s current five-game win streak is second only to Lamar’s nine-game run as the Islanders have rattled off five straight, last losing to ACU on Jan. 24. They sit at fifth in the conference standings.Double Doubles: Nicholls guard Cassidy Barrios leads the conference with eight double-doubles in 12 league games. She earned her third Player of the Week award of the season on Monday after registering her 11th and 12th overall double-doubles in last week’s matchups. Barrios is the only player in the Southland to rank in the top 10 for scoring, rebounding, assists, steals and blocks.center_img FRISCO, Texas – The two most prolific scorers in the Southland Conference this season go toe to toe tonight as senior Taylin Underwood leads Southeastern Louisiana into Lakefront Arena against New Orleans and senior Randi Brown. Brown tops the league with 20.3 points per game against league opponents while Underwood ranks right behind with 18.3. Tonight’s matchup tips off at 7 p.m. CT.Both teams aim to start a final push for one of the eight tournament spots, each sitting right on the brink of the final seed. The Privateers (11-13, 7-6 SLC) are currently ranked seventh while the Lady Lions (6-18, 5-8 SLC) sit just outside the field at ninth. After their clash tonight, New Orleans hosts McNeese (11-12, 7-5 SLC) on Saturday while Southeastern hosts Abilene Christian (15-8, 9-4 SLC). Both games tip at 2 p.m.Conference leaders Lamar (17-6, 12-1 SLC) and Stephen F. Austin (19-4, 11-1 SLC) have kept pace with each other atop the league standings as the only two teams with one loss. Both play the same two teams in week 15: UIW (3-20, 2-10 SLC) and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (15-8, 8-4 SLC).Additional Storylineslast_img read more