Five One-Loss Teams Head Into Week Four of Conference Play

first_imgThe Lumberjacks’ lone game this week is at Abilene Christian (12-7, 4-2 SLC) on Wednesday at 7 p.m. Sam Houston State takes on Northwestern State (3-13, 0-5 SLC) at home Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. before contesting Lamar (10-8, 2-3 SLC) in Beaumont on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17Northwestern State at Sam Houston State* (YouTube) – 6:30 p.m.Central Arkansas at New Orleans* – 7 p.m.Lamar at UIW* – 7 p.m.Houston Baptist at Southeastern Louisiana* – 7 p.m.Stephen F. Austin at Abilene Christian* (Eleven Sports) – 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20Abilene Christian at Central Arkansas* (ESPN3) – 3 p.m.Sam Houston State at Lamar* (ESPN3) – 4:30 p.m.Northwestern State at Southeastern Louisiana* – 5 p.m.UIW at New Orleans* (ESPN3) – 6:30 p.m.McNeese at Houston Baptist* – 7 p.m.*Conference Game • Colonels’ Cruisin’: Nicholls 6-1 start in conference play marks the first time the Colonels have accomplished that mark since the 1997-98 season.• 41 Points: Central Arkansas’ senior guard Jordan Howard dropped 41 points in last Wednesday’s win 92-76 victory over UIW, the most a Bear has scored since UCA moved to Division I. Howard’s 24.3 points per game average ranks fifth in the nation.• Husky Boards: Houston Baptist ranks first nationally in offensive rebounds per game with 16.1.• Southland Steals: Two Southland teams rank in the top five for steals per game and total steals. Nicholls is second in the nation for total steals with 205 and fourth for steals per game with 10.3. Stephen F. Austin is second in steals per game with 11.3 and third for total steals with 203. The Lumberjacks are also No. 1 for turnovers forced at 21.89.Schedule and Results:Tuesday, Jan. 16Nicholls 91, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 61 The Colonels (12-8, 6-1 SLC) are one of five Southland teams with just one league loss after three weeks of play in the conference season. New Orleans (8-9, 5-1 SLC), Stephen F. Austin (15-3, 4-1 SLC), Sam Houston State (10-8, 4-1 SLC) and Southeastern Louisiana (10-8, 4-1 SLC) each have a chance to remain with one Southland loss after this week since none of the one-loss teams play each other. Nicholls is idle for the rest of the week. Additional Storylines: FRISCO, Texas – Nicholls improved to 6-1 with a 91-61 win over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Tuesday to tipoff week four of Southland Conference play. The Lions, who are the only team undefeated on the road in league play, will have two home contests this week: Tonight at 7 p.m. against Houston Baptist (4-14, 0-5 SLC) and Saturday at 5 p.m. against Northwestern State. The Privateers saw their first conference loss come at SFA last Wednesday before earning a 61-55 win over the Islanders (4-12, 1-5 SLC) at home this past Saturday. UNO hosts the current Southland leading scorer, Jordan Howard, and the Central Arkansas Bears (9-10, 3-3 SLC) tonight at 7 p.m. CT. Head coach Mark Slessinger’s UNO team will stay at home Saturday against UIW (5-10, 0-5 SLC).last_img