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Lamar's Garth earns Southland Conference Player of the Week honors

Lamar’s Nick Garth is the Southland Conference Player of the Week, the league announced Monday. Southland Conference Players of the Week are presented by UniversalCoin.com. (Photo courtesy of Lamar University Athletics)

Lamar’s Nick Garth is the Southland Conference Player of the Week, the league announced Monday. Southland Conference Players of the Week are presented by UniversalCoin.com.

The Cardinals (12-8, 4-3 SLC) picked up a 90-69 road win at UIW (5-12, 0-7 SLC) on Wednesday before defeating Sam Houston State (11-9, 5-2 SLC) 84-77 in overtime at home. LU hosts conference leader Nicholls (12-8, 6-1 SLC) on Wednesday at 7 p.m. CT before welcoming McNeese (7-10, 4-3 SLC) on Saturday at 4:30 p.m.

This is Lamar’s second weekly honor this season. Junior center Josh Nzeakor won the award on Jan. 2.

Men’s Basketball Player of the Week – Nick Garth – Jr. – Guard – Houston, Texas

Garth opened the week shooting 9-of-13 from the field against UIW, including a 4-for-5 performance from behind the arc. His 25 points tied a career high that he would surpass just three days later. In Saturday’s come-from-behind victory against Sam Houston State, the Houston native posted 29 points as the Cardinals rallied from down 18 points to defeat the Bearkats in overtime. The junior guard went 11-of-12 from the free throw line in the game while shooting 41 percent from the floor. Garth also passed the 1,000-point career mark during the UIW game.

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