Louisiana’s Ragin’ Cajun men’s basketball team returns to the hardwood on Thursday night, when coach Bob Marlin’s squad travels to Boone, North Carolina to take on the Appalachian St. Mountaineers in a Sun Belt Conference match-up.

The game will be the backend of a women’s/men’s doubleheader, with the UL women taking on Appalachian St. earlier in the day.

The match-up will mark the only game of the week, and the lone game of a short road trip for Louisiana, winners of seven straight.

Tipoff time for the men’s game is set for approximately 6:30 pm at the Cajundome.

You can hear all the play-by-play action on ESPN 1420 & espn1420.com, as well as Hot 107.9 & 1079ishot.com, beginning with the pregame show at approximately 6 o'clock.

The Cajuns will be going after the regular season series sweep, after defeating the Mountaineers, 79-58, back on January 2 at the Cajundome.

Louisiana, who defeated ULM, 72-65, in overtime, on Tuesday night, is 12-8, overall, and 8-3 in league play, while Appalachian St., who lost to South Alabama last Saturday, 73-60, is currently 6-15, and 4-6, respectively.

The Cajuns are outscoring the opposition, 81.8/73.4, and outshooting them from the floor, 45%/43%, while also holding down a 42.0/33.2 rebound advantage.

Louisiana is led by senior forward Shawn Long, who is averaging 19.4 points, to go along with 13.0 rebounds-per-game, and senior guard Kasey Shepherd, who is averaging 11.3 points and 2.0 rebounds a contest.

Appalachian St. is being outscored by the opposition, 76.4/69.8, while being outshot by opponents from the floor, 45%/40%, and outrebounded, 37.9/36.1.

The Mountaineers are paced by senior guard Frank Eaves, who is scoring 20.3 points, while pulling down 3.8 rebounds-per-game.