UL freshman center Shawn Long


Louisiana's Ragin' Cajun men's basketball team is back in conference action on Saturday evening, as coach Bob Marlin's squad travels to Denton, Texas, to take on the North Texas Mean Green in a Sun Belt Conference tilt.

Louisiana lost their conference opener on Thursday night, falling to the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders, 72-58, dropping to 2-5 overall, and 0-1 in Sun Belt Conference play, while North Texas, who lost to Texas-Arlington, 72-59, on Wednesday night, to fall to 3-4 overall, will be playing their conference opener.

The Cajuns are led by freshman center Shawn Long, who is averaging 15.4 points, along with 8.4 rebounds-per-game, while the Mean Green is paced by sophomore forward  Tony Mitchell, who is averaging 15.1 points, and 8.9 rebounds-per-game.

Tip-off time is scheduled for 7:30.

You can hear all the play-by-play action on Sports Radio ESPN 1420, and espn1420.com, along with Hot 107.9, and 1079ishot.com, beginning with the pre-game show at 7 o'clock.