Eagles’ postseason hopes decline after flat performance at home against LSU-Shreveport

Texas A&M-Texarkana men's basketball coach Ryan Wall paces the floor as the Eagles' struggled Saturday against sixth-ranked LSU-Shreveport.


If Texas A&M University-Texarkana is to reach the Red River Athletic Conference postseason in 2020, it will have to climb back into contention on the road.

Sixth-ranked LSU-Shreveport (21-3, 11-2) dealt the Eagles their third straight loss at the Patterson Student Center Saturday afternoon, 85-45.

The Eagles (9-15, 4-8) looked flat from beginning to end, shooting only 27 percent from the field. Shreveport not only shot better, but dominated the glass.

The Pilots built a 38-25 lead in the first half, pulling away in the final 20 minutes.


Postseason appears far away after loss

Sophomore Connor Ouellette was the only Eagle scoring in double digits with 13 points. Leading scorer Desmond Kennedy was 2 for 13 from the field, and 0 for 6 on 3-pointers. He scored a season-low six points.

LSU-Shreveport had five players scoring in double figures. Six-foot-7 Gilbert Thomas had 13 points, but it was teammate Tra’Quan Knight leading the Pilots with 16 points. Brennan Maddox added 15 points, Nate Levine 11, and Jeff Boyd 10.

Texarkana will be in New Mexico next Thursday to play The University of the Southwest.

The Eagles will be in Dallas next Saturday to play Paul Quinn. The following week Texarkana travels to San Antonio to face Our Lady of the Lake. Austin is the next stop to play Huston-Tillotson.

The regular season ends Feb. 27 and 29 at home against Jarvis Christian University and Texas College.