Last night, the McNeese basketball team held their season opener at home in Lake Charles at the H&HP complex, and it was a recording setting night.

First off, if you have never been to the new basketball arena then do yourself a favor and go. I went last night with the wife and let me tell you it is a first-class facility. There is no bad seat in the arena.

The Cowboys faced off against Southern of New New Orleans and from the get-go, the Pokes had control of the game. SUNO had only four points by the midpoint of the first half, which ended with the Cowboys holding a 50-9 lead.

McNeese Basketball (Photo by Mike Soileau TSM)

The second half didn't bode well for SUNO as the Pokes started dropping three-point shots from all over the floor. Between Dru Kuxhausen and Sam Baker, they accounted for 44 points and drained 14 of McNeese’s school-record 19 three-point goals last night.

The Pokes won the game 104-33 to improve to 1-2 on the season. Next up for the Pokes is a trip to Wisconsin to take on the Badgers. The game will be televised at 6:00pm on the Big Ten Network.