Halftime Report

After a tough loss on the road their last time out, Lamar looks much better today on their home court. A win is still up for grabs for either team after one quarter, but Lamar is up 30-28 over the Colonels. The finale is shaping up to be a lot like these teams' last head-to-head, which was decided by just two points.

If Lamar keeps playing like this, they'll bump their record up to 13-10 in no time. On the other hand, Nicholls State will have to make due with a 12-11 record unless they turn things around (and fast).

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Nicholls State Colonels @ Lamar Cardinals

Current Records: Nicholls State 12-10, Lamar 12-10

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We've got another exciting Southland matchup on schedule as the Lamar Cardinals and the Nicholls State Colonels are set to tip at 7:00 p.m. ET on February 10th at Montagne Center. Lamar will be looking to keep their six-game home win streak alive.

It's hard to win when you're outrebounded 16 to 6 on offense, a fact Lamar found out the hard way on Saturday. They fell 79-71 to the Islanders.

Nicholls State aren't just finding sucess at home, as their game on Monday extended their overall winning streak to four. They walked away with a 73-66 victory over the Demons. The score was all tied up 35-35 at the break, but Nicholls State was the better team in the second half.

The Cardinals' loss dropped their record down to 12-10. As for the Colonels, they are on a roll lately: they've won five of their last six matches, which provided a massive bump to their 12-10 record this season.

As for their game on Saturday, Lamar is the favorite in this one, as the experts expect to see them win by 5.5 points. They might be worth a quick bet since they're sitting on a five game streak of covering the spread when playing as the favorites at home.

Lamar came out on top in a nail-biter against the Colonels when the teams last played back in January, sneaking past 78-76. Does Lamar have another victory up their sleeve, or will the Colonels turn the tables on them? We'll have the answer soon enough.


Lamar is a solid 5.5-point favorite against Nicholls State, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 5.5-point spread, and stayed right there.

The over/under is set at 150.5 points.

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Series History

Nicholls State has won 6 out of their last 10 games against Lamar.

  • Jan 13, 2024 - Lamar 78 vs. Nicholls State 76
  • Mar 01, 2023 - Nicholls State 64 vs. Lamar 60
  • Jan 12, 2023 - Lamar 69 vs. Nicholls State 66
  • Feb 10, 2021 - Nicholls State 76 vs. Lamar 71
  • Jan 06, 2021 - Nicholls State 76 vs. Lamar 69
  • Feb 12, 2020 - Nicholls State 69 vs. Lamar 65
  • Jan 08, 2020 - Nicholls State 61 vs. Lamar 52
  • Jan 30, 2019 - Lamar 90 vs. Nicholls State 69
  • Jan 24, 2018 - Nicholls State 79 vs. Lamar 74
  • Mar 02, 2017 - Lamar 87 vs. Nicholls State 75