The Lion's Roar

Lions drop second game in a row to McNeese

Junior forward Maxwell Starwood prepares to make a pass during the men's basketball game on Jan. 22. Starwood scored a career-high 17 points, earning the most points for the Lions during the game.

Brynn Lundy, Staff Reporter

January 23, 2020

The men's basketball team fell to the McNeese State University Cowboys of 77-61 on Wednesday, Jan. 22 at the University Center.  After the loss Lions, head coach David Kiefer explained how he was proud of the way the team fought through the game despite being short-handed. “Obviously we didn...

Lions prepare for late December road trip after beating Jackson State

Freshman guard Byron Smith brings the ball down court during their game against Grambling State University. Smith finished the game with four points, one steal and two rebounds. With Friday’s 79-74 win, the Lions sit at a 3-6 record.

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

December 14, 2019

The Lions are currently sitting at a 3-6 record after defeating Southern University at New Orleans on Dec. 6. Lions prepare for a three-game road trip that will span across three states. The team will start their road trip with the Dec. 18 Southland Conference match-up at Lamar, then will travel to...

Lions knock off Rams to earn a second victory

Senior guard Von Julien gets ready to catch a pass from freshman guard Byron Smith. With the 65-58 victory the Lions improved to 2-2 on the regular season. Southeastern's next game will be on the road against the University of Tulsa on Nov. 20.

Andrew Jordan, Staff Reporter

November 20, 2019

The men’s basketball team took a win on Nov. 17, defeating the University of Mobile Rams 65-58. The team made 23 of 63 field goal attempts, had 18 defensive rebounds and 17 total steals.  David Kiefer, head coach, was impressed with the underclassmen who played heavy minutes off the bench....

Lions lose first home game of the 2019-2020 season

Freshman guard Byron Smith guards the Grambling State University point guard. Smith finished the game with eight points and two rebounds. With the loss the Lions fall to 1-2.

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

November 14, 2019

Southeastern fell 81-70 to Grambling State University Wednesday night in the University Center.  The Lions dropped to 1-2 on the season with the loss, sophomore forward Ty Brewer led the Lions with 15 points.  Head coach David Kiefer explained how easy shots changed the outcome of the game fo...

Lion’s defeat Xavier to earn their first win of the regular season

Von Julian, a senior guard, going up for the layup as he gets fouled. Julien finished the game eight points, five rebounds and six assists.

Daniel McClain, Staff Reporter

November 12, 2019

On Monday, Nov. 11, Veterans Day, the university basketball team took on Xavier University of Louisiana in the University Center.  With the first home game of the season, the Lions came out on top with a 77-70 victory. Although they won the game, head coach David Kiefer had mixed feelings about hi...

Men’s basketball starts a new chapter this season

Jeremiah Saunders, a sophomore guard, defends in Saturday’s win against William Carey University. Saunders is one of two returning starters for the 2019-2020 season.

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter

November 1, 2019

After finishing the last season with a 17-16 record and a 12-6 record in the Southland Conference play, the men’s basketball team is preparing for the fall 2019 season. This year, there are seven incoming freshmen on the team. David Kiefer, head coach, explained how having so many new members can...

‘Full Court Fest’ allows fans to get to know their teams

Cheerleaders perform a routine at the 10th annual

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

October 29, 2019

Before the women’s and men’s basketball seasons start, the university will host its 12th annual “Full Court Fest” on Wednesday. The purpose of the event is to let Lions fans get to know both teams. Lindsey Owens, assistant athletic director of marketing and student promotions, explained...

Kiefer promoted to men’s basketball head coach

David Kiefer

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

September 19, 2019

Jay Ladner, former basketball coach, worked for five seasons and led the team to a 76-88 record overall and an appearance in the 2018 National Invitational Tournament. The University of Southern Mississippi alumnus has returned to his alma mater to coach the Golden Eagles basketball team. After...