Two Unbeaten Southland Teams Meet Tonight in Week Four of League Play

first_imgWednesday, Jan. 17Sam Houston State at Northwestern State* – 4 p.m. (Original tipoff time, 7 p.m.)Abilene Christian at Stephen F. Austin* – 7 p.m. (ESPN3)New Orleans at Central Arkansas* – 7 p.m.Nicholls at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi* – 7 p.m.Southeastern Louisiana at Houston Baptist* – 7 p.m. NCAA Starting Five: Week 10 Southland Player of the Week Kamry Orr of Central Arkansas was named to the NCAA Women’s Basketball Starting Five this week as one of the top weekly players in the country. The junior guard set career scoring highs in back-to-back road victories, dropping 27 at UIW then 32 at Nicholls. Additional Storylines Right on their heels are the Lamar Cardinals (9-6, 4-1 SLC), whose home matchup with UIW (3-13, 2-3 SLC) was rescheduled to tomorrow (Jan. 18) at 7 p.m. at due to dangerous winter travel conditions. Top Offenses: ACU and SFA possess the most potent scoring offenses in the league. So far this season against conference opponents, the Wildcats rank first with 81.5 points per game while the Ladyjacks rank second with 73.8. This Week’s Matchups Streaks: Central Arkansas, Abilene Christian and Stephen F. Austin are all on hot streaks carried over from nonconference play. The Sugar Bears are on an eight-game win streak while the Wildcats and Ladyjacks have both rattled off seven straight. Northwestern State’s (5-11, 0-5 SLC) home matchup against Sam Houston State (3-11, 0-5 SLC) tonight was moved earlier to 4 p.m. to also accommodate for unfavorable travel conditions.center_img * Southland Conference game Saturday, Jan. 20Abilene Christian at Central Arkansas* – 1 p.m.McNeese at Houston Baptist* – 2 p.m.Northwestern State at Southeastern Louisiana* – 2 p.m.Sam Houston State at Lamar* – 2 p.m.UIW at New Orleans* – 4 p.m. (ESPN3) Undefeated Matchups: After Abilene Christian and Stephen F. Austin’s clash tonight, another possible meeting of unbeatens awaits on Saturday. ACU heads to Central Arkansas to face the Sugar Bears at 1 p.m. on ESPN3. Thursday, Jan. 18UIW at Lamar* – 7 p.m. (ESPN3) 2017 Southland Women’s Basketball Week 11 Notes (PDF)FRISCO, Texas – All three remaining undefeated Southland teams are in action tonight in women’s basketball conference play, while one will leave with its first loss. Stephen F. Austin (13-3, 5-0 SLC) hosts defending regular season co-champion Abilene Christian (12-4, 6-0 SLC) at 7 p.m. CT on ESPN3. Central Arkansas (13-4, 6-0 SLC) also puts its spotless league record to the test at home against New Orleans, also tipping off at 7 p.m. tonight.last_img