Cajun Roundballers Travel To Meet La. Tech – Inside The Numbers
Louisiana’s Ragin’ Cajun men’s basketball team returns to the hardwood on Saturday afternoon, when coach Bob Marlin’s squad travels to Ruston, Louisiana to take on the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs in a non-conference match-up.
Tipoff time is set for noon.
You can hear all the play-by-play action on Hot 107.9 & 1079ishot.com, beginning with the pregame show at 11:30 am.
Louisiana, who defeated the McNeese St. Cowboys, 97-64, in non-conference action on Wednesday night, is 3-3 on the young season, while Louisiana Tech, who beat LSU-Shreveport, 82-49, on Tuesday night, will enter the match-up with a record of 7-1.
The Cajuns are outscoring the opposition, 91.8/78.8, and outshooting them from the floor, 49%/42%, while also holding down a 44.0/33.5 rebound advantage.
Louisiana is led by senior forward Shawn Long, who is averaging 19.8 points, to go along with 11.2 rebounds-per-game, and sophomore swingman Johnathan Stove, who is averaging 12.0 points a contest.
Louisiana Tech is outscoring the opposition, 82.4/65.4, while also outshooting them, 45%/37%, while being outrebounded, 43.0/42.0.
The Bulldogs are paced by junior forward Erik McCree, who is scoring 15.8 points, while pulling down 7.1 rebounds-per-game.
Louisiana Tech leads the all-time series, 87-73, but Louisiana won the last match-up, capturing a 94-86 win last season in Lafayette.