The Lamar Cardinals basketball team represents Lamar University in NCAA Division I men's basketball competition. The Cardinals compete in the Southland Conference and have played home games in the Montagne Center since 1984. The Lamar University basketball team is one of the school's most storied athletic programs. Heading into the 2011-2012 season Lamar had a 269-120 record in the Montagne Center. The Cardinals overall record going into the 2011-2012 season was 892-753.