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HOUSTON – Jeff Abt and Wade Mathis each drove in a pair of runs, leading Lamar University to a 5-2 win over the University of Houston in non-conference baseball action Wednesday night at Cougar Field.

The Cardinals return home to host Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in a three-game Southland Conference series this weekend at Vincent-Beck Stadium. Lamar and the Islanders will play Friday at 6:30 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m.

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Knight, who is the son of legendary college coach Bobby Knight, was the head coach at Texas Tech but was fired on March 7 after going 13-19 this season, which included a 10th place finish in the Big 12 with a 5-11 record.

Knight, 40, took over at Tech from his father midway through the 2007-08 season. He went 50-61 overall and just 16-42 in conference play. His Tech team made the post season just once and that came in 2008 when the Red Raiders advanced to the NIT Quarterfinals.

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Butler’s Brad Stevens and VCU’s Shaka Smart are two of the best storylines in this year’s Final Four and share two striking similarities – they both coach at mid-major programs and they’re both very young to be so successful so early.

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Lamar University is getting closer to announcing their next men's head basketball coach.

Sources close to the hiring process state that at least 10 coaches were interviewed, either formally or informally, and a decision will be made April 7.

Those who have interviewed, in no particular order, are:

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