LAKE CHARLES, La. - Lamar University needed a win at McNeese State on Saturday to earn a berth into the 2011 State Farm Southland Conference Basketball Tournament, but the Cardinals came up short in a 92-74 loss to the Cowboys at Burton Coliseum.
The Cardinals finish the 2010-11 season with a 13-17 overall record and 7-9 SLC mark. McNeese State earned at least a share of the conference title, and locked up the No. 1 seed into the tournament, with a 19-10 overall record and an 11-5 SLC record.