Monday, March 13, 2017

Lamar and Rice to faceoff in first round of Women's Basketball Invitational

By Robert H. Kelly
Copyright 2017 TexSport Publications

PASADENA, TEXAS (March 13, 2017) The Lamar Cardinals women’s basketball team has received a bid to play in the 2017 Women’s Basketball Invitational (WBI). The Cardinals will face the Rice Owls at Tutor Fieldhouse in Houston on Thursday, March 17, 2017. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. CDT.

Lamar is coming off a 22-7 season in which they posted a third-place finish in the Southland Conference with a 15-3 record. In the first round of the Southland Conference tournament, the Cardinals fell to Stephen F. Austin 62-48. Rice finished the regular season with a 18-13 record and an 8-10 record in conference play.

The Cardinals hold a 22-7 record all time against the Owls. The WBI is a 16-team postseason tournament that started in 2010. The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns have won the past two tournaments.

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