UCA’s Miles on SLC first team
University of Central Arkansas guard LaQuentin Miles was named to the All-Southland Conference first team on Monday after leading the league in scoring this season.
Miles, a 6-foot-5 senior guard from Jacksonville, averaged 23.2 points per game to rank first in the conference by 1.5 points per game.
He was also fourth in rebounding at 7.5 per game and 18th in assists at 2.8 per contest.
Miles became the 21st UCA player in history to surpass the 1,000-point mark in career scoring. He finished his three-year career with 1,289 points, 425 rebounds, 195 assists and 123 steals. Miles, a third-team selection last season, scored in double figures in all 21 games he played this season, with 15 games over 20 points.
He had a career-high 34 points in a win over Northwestern State on Feb. 6.
In his career, Miles scored in double figures 62 times and had 10 double-doubles.
Over the final four games of the season, Miles averaged 26.3 points and 11.3 rebounds.
He was joined on the All-SLC first-team by Stephen F. Austin’s Jacob Parker, Oral Roberts’ Shawn Glover, Northwestern State’s Jalan West and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s John Jordan.
Lamar earns top SLC women’s seed
FRISCO, Texas — Lamar earned the top seed in the 2014 Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament, which gets under way Thursday at the Leonard E. Merrell Center in Katy, Texas.
Lamar, which won a share of the regular-season championship for the second time in school history, earned the No. 1 seed in the tournament by virtue of its tiebreaker against Stephen F. Austin. Lamar last won the regular-season title in 2010 when it shared the honor with SFA. The Lady Cardinals won seven of their last nine games to close out the regular season and finish with an 18-11 overall record and a 13-5 mark in the Southland.
Stephen F. Austin took the No 2 seed after winning a share of the regular-season championship, its first title since 2010 and its league-best 16th overall. The Ladyjacks won its last six games to close out the regular season 19-11 and 13-5 in league play.
UCA finished the regular season with an 18-11 overall record to go with a 12-6 record in league play.
UCA is making its fourth tournament appearance in as many seasons of postseason eligibility.
The Sugar Bears will play Friday at 1:30 p.m. and will face the winner of the McNeese State and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi opening round game.