Lamar coach Knight echoes dad in rant about team


BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) -- Lamar coach Pat Knight is ripping his players in a way that might remind some of his father.

Knight said his team had the "worst group of seniors" he's ever had after the Cardinals lost 62-52 on Wednesday night to Stephen F. Austin. He called the seniors' attitude "awful" and accused them of "stealing money by being on scholarship."

Knight says without a change, "there's no way we'll win another game."

Knight is in his first year at Lamar, a Southland Conference team, after being let go by Texas Tech. The Cardinals are 17-11 with three league games remaining. Knight is the son of legendary Indiana and Texas Tech coach Bob Knight, who was famous for his temper.