UL sophomore guard Elfrid Payton


Louisiana's Ragin' Cajun men's basketball team returns to the hardwood on Thursday evening, when coach Bob Marlin's squad travels to Bowling Green, Kentucky to take on the WKU Hilltoppers in Sun Belt Conference action.

Louisiana defeated Arkansas St., 61-56, last Saturday, to improve to 7-12 overall, and 3-5 in Sun Belt Conference play, while WKU lost their third-consecutive game last Saturday, falling to the FAU Owls, 65-62, to drop to 10-8 overall, and 4-3 in league play.

The Cajuns are led by freshman center Shawn Long, who is averaging 15.7 points and 9.8 rounds-per-game, while the Hilltoppers are paced by sophomore guard T.J. Price, who is averaging 14.7 points a contest.

WKU leads the all-time series, 25-16, but Louisiana won the last match-up, 72-70, in overtime, last year.

Tip-off time is scheduled for 7:05 pm.

You can hear the broadcast on Sports Radio ESPN 1420, and espn1420.com, beginning with the pre-game show at 6:35 pm.