Houston Baptist's last Southland win came against the Lamar Cardinals 80-75 on Feb. 13. Incarnate Word came up short in an 88-72 game to New Orleans in its last outing. FABULOUS FRESHMEN: Houston Baptist's Pedro Castro, Za-Ontay Boothman and Darius Lee have collectively accounted for 43 percent of all Huskies scoring this season.CLUTCH CASTRO: Castro has connected on 46.9 percent of the 81 3-pointers he's attempted and has made 6 of 20 over his last five games.
BOTTOM LINE: New Orleans goes for the season sweep over Incarnate Word after winning the previous matchup in New Orleans. The teams last played each other on Jan. 9, when the Privateers shot 64.8 percent from the field while holding Incarnate Word's shooters to just 43.6 percent on their way to a 22-point victory.
Kasen Harrison had 18 points as Lamar easily defeated Incarnate Word 67-45 on Wednesday night. Anderson Kopp had 14 points for Lamar (5-17, 4-10 Southland Conference), which snapped its six-game losing streak. Ellis Jefferson added 12 points.