The Lion's Roar

Caldwell looks to lead Lions to 2021 Southland Championship

Nick Caldwell, sophomore guard/forward, averaged 6.7 points for the Lions in 2020 while also collecting 13 blocks over the season. The Lions went 8-23 in 2020 and also failed to reach the Southland Conference Tournament.

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

October 16, 2020

After averaging 6.7 points, 3.0 rebounds and 13 blocks for the Lions men’s basketball team in 2020, sophomore guard/forward Nick Caldwell is looking to lead the Lions to a 2021 Southland Conference title. Caldwell, a 6-foot-7-inch Geismar native, committed to the university after being heavily recruite...

Lions men’s basketball promotes Riley Conroy to interim assistant coach

Riley Conroy was coached in college at Tulane University by former NBA Coach of the Year Mike Dunleavy Sr. The Tulane alumnus is currently obtaining a MBA in Sports Administration from Florida Atlantic University.

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

October 15, 2020

After serving one season as the men’s basketball director operations and recruiting coordinator, Riley Conroy has been promoted to assistant head coach. Conroy was promoted from director of operations and recruiting coordinator over the off-season. A notable recruit that Conroy signed over the offse...

From New York City to Hammond: Lieberman’s journey

Mark Lieberman, associate head coach and fourth from left, started his coaching career in Florida after graduating from Florida International University. Lieberman was first introduced to head coach David Kiefer over twenty years ago before Lieberman coached with Louisiville legend Rick Patino.

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

October 9, 2020

Mark Lieberman, associate head coach for men’s basketball, arrived at the university in the fall of 2019 shortly after David Kiefer was promoted to head coach. Lieberman, a New York City native, has been around the country serving different roles for various basketball teams. The Florida International...

Lions top Demons 95-92 in power outage

Senior guard Von Julien brings the ball down the court in Saturday’s 95-92 victory over Northwestern State University. With the win the Lions improved their regular season record to 7-22, Julien finished the game with eight points, two rebounds and three assists.

Brynn Lundy, Staff Reporter

March 3, 2020

After losing eight games in a row, the university men’s basketball team secured a victory over Northwestern State at the Senior Day game on Saturday, Feb. 29, with a final score of 95-92. To start off the game, senior guard Von Julien put the team in the lead by scoring the first two points with...

University basketball takes loss against Abilene Christian

University basketball takes loss against Abilene Christian

Symiah Dorsey, Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter

February 23, 2020

The university men’s and women’s basketball teams fell to Abilene Christian University in consecutive home games as they each trailed their opponents by six points. Both teams took on the reigning Southland Conference Tournament champions on Feb. 22, with the women’s team facing off at 1 p.m. Des...

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....

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...

New season, new assistant coach

Jordan Brooks, men’s basketball assistant coach.

Hailey Bullock, Staff Reporter

October 16, 2019

The university men’s basketball team has welcomed a new assistant coach. Jordan Brooks has been recruited to the team to guide players and coach from the upcoming season onwards. Before being hired at the university, Brooks had experience coaching for high school teams and the Howard Bisons of...

Lions show out on Senior Day

The Lions beat the Northwestern State University Demons 69-55. Moses Greenwood, senior forward, led the Lions with 22 points.

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

March 8, 2019

On Senior Day, the Lions basketball team beat the Northwestern State University Demons 69-55. Moses Greenwood, senior forward, led the Lions with 22 points. Jay Ladner, head coach of men's basketball, discussed Greenwood’s performance on the court. “Moses, when he got here, went from an at-the-rim...

Lead a team like a family

Jay Ladner, head coach of men’s basketball, poses with the Harlem Globetrotters including former player Nate Lofton in the University Center. Ladner aims to help his players reach their full potential as a coach.

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor

February 27, 2019

With decades of coaching experience, Jay Ladner, head coach of men’s basketball, constructs relationships with his team as he continues to break school records. Growing up the son of a basketball coach, Ladner felt drawn to his career path at a young age. “A coach has a very unique ability...

Lions are victorious at home

Marlain Veal, senior guard, looks for an open pass in Saturday's game against Nicholls State University. The Lions beat the Colonels 91-70.

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

February 4, 2019

In the ninth Southland Conference game of the season, the men's basketball team landed a victory against Nicholls State University. The Lions finished the game 91-70, setting the overall record to 9-13. Marlain Veal, senior guard and all-time program leader in assists and steals, scored 13 points...