Johnson Coliseum, Huntsville, Texas; Thursday, 7:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Lamar and Sam Houston meet in the first conference game of the season for both teams. In conference play last season, Lamar finished with seven wins and 10 losses, while Sam Houston won 13 games and lost three.
STEPPING UP: Sam Houston’s Savion Flagg has averaged 18.9 points and 8.1 rebounds while Tristan Ikpe has put up seven points and 6.6 rebounds. For the Cardinals, C.J. Roberts has averaged 14.2 points while Jordyn Adams has put up 9.4 points.CLUTCH C.J.: Roberts has connected on 34.3 percent of the 35 3-pointers he’s attempted. He’s also made 71.1 percent of his foul shots this season.