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About the Lamar Basketball

Lamar Basketball Tickets

It sometimes feels like every corner of the state of Texas has a college basketball program to call its own. In the southeast corner of the state, the Lamar Cardinals are that program. As a small-conference program, finding cheap Lamar basketball tickets is usually a little easier than it is in other parts of the state. But that’s not to say that the Cardinals are a program to overlook. Lamar was once a great program at the Division II level, and since making the leap to Division I, the Cardinals have continued to move up the ladder and gain credibility. It’s gotten to the point that the Cardinals are on the precipice of something great, creating a huge demand for last-minute Lamar basketball tickets.

Starting Something

The story of Lamar basketball truly begins in the 1950s when the Cardinals played their first seasons as a four-year college under head coach Jack Martin. Starting in 1960, Martin coached Lamar to four straight conference titles despite the Cardinals moving to the Southland Conference during that period. Martin’s success also led the program to reach the Division II NCAA Tournament four times in a five-year span.

The Protege Becomes the Master

One of Martin’s players in the 1950s was Billy Tubbs, who went on to become Lamar’s head coach in 1976. His tenure at his alma mater only lasted four seasons because Tubbs led the Cardinals to the NCAA Tournament at the Division I level in both 1979 and 1980. Lamar won the Southland Conference in both seasons before making a remarkable run to the Sweet 16 in 1980. Despite Tubbs leaving after that Sweet 16 run, the Cardinals made the NCAA Tournament again in 1981 and 1983, winning their first-round game each time.

Born Again

Between 1983 and 2012, the Cardinals made just one trip to the NCAA Tournament, enduring a down period for the program. However, Pat Knight, the son of legendary coach Bobby Knight, took Lamar back to the Big Dance in 2012 in his first season with the program. While he couldn’t sustain that success, Knight did succeed in putting Lamar back on the map, creating something for his successors to aspire to and creating a buzz around the Cardinals for the first time in decades.



Frequently Asked Questions

Where Does Lamar Basketball Play?

Since 1984, the Cardinals have played their home games at the Montagne Center, located on the Lamar University campus in Beaumont, Texas. In addition to college basketball, the venue also hosts concerts, Cirque de Soleil, WWE events, ice-skating performances, and other notable events. In 2015, the Montagne Center and its facilities received significant upgrades and refurbishments. For basketball games, the Montagne Center has a capacity of over 10,700 fans.

When do Lamar tickets go on sale?

Cheap Lamar tickets to games played at Montagne Center are available months in advance, as are Lamar tickets for away games. In other words, there’s no rush to check Lamar's schedule. Just grab tickets whenever you’ve got the itch.

Is it better to buy Lamar tickets in advance?

With Lamar tickets being available so far ahead of time, it’s easy to buy tickets whenever you want to – but there’s little need to plan ahead. You can often get cheap last-minute tickets to Lamar games by waiting to make your purchase until the very last minute. As game day gets closer and sellers drop their prices, fans reap the benefits.

What’s the best way to buy cheap Lamar tickets?

The best way to buy cheap Lamar tickets is always going to be from a secure online platform that connects fans and resellers. These ticket marketplaces often have some of the cheapest ticket prices and are the easiest way to shop for Lamar tickets. Can you buy Lamar tickets at the stadium? Sure – but you’ll likely be paying a higher price than you need to!  

Why should I choose Gametime over other ticket marketplaces?

Ticket marketplaces are the best place to find sports tickets. And when it comes to cheap Lamar tickets, Gametime is a no-brainer. Seats bought through us are affordable because we charge some of the lowest service fees anywhere. On top of that, we show you the view from the seats you’re shopping for thanks to our panoramic seat view photos. You’ll never have to buy seats blind with Gametime – you’ll know what your view at Montagne Center will be before you buy those cheap Lamar tickets. So the next time you’re in the market for cheap Lamar tickets, turn to Gametime.

How much are Lamar Basketball tickets?

Lamar ticket prices will differ depending on a number of factors. Generally speaking, the average ticket price for Lamar tickets is around $34 a ticket. But you can be looking at a few hundred dollars more, depending on the opponent, stage of play, and demand. 

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