Cajuns On Road To Meet Georgia Southern – Inside The Numbers
Louisiana’s Ragin’ Cajun men’s basketball team is back in action on Thursday evening, when coach Bob Marlin’s squad travels to Statesboro, Georgia to take on the Georgia Southern Eagles in a key Sun Belt Conference tilt.
Tip-off time is scheduled for approximately 6:30 pm, and you can hear all the play-by-play action on ESPN 1420 and espn1420.com, along with Hot 107.9 and 1079ishot.com, beginning with the pregame show at 6 o'clock.
The game will mark the back-end of a day/night women’s/men’s doubleheader, with the UL women taking on Georgia Southern at 4 o’clock.
Louisiana, who is coming off of an 84-80 home win over Georgia St. in conference action last Thursday, is 10-5 on the season, and 4-0 in league play, while Georgia Southern, who back South Alabama, 81-73, last Saturday, is currently 10-3, and 3-1, respectively.
The Cajuns are outscoring the opposition, 82.6/70.9, while out-shooting foes from the floor, 49.6%/41.7%, and holding down a 39.7/34.1 rebounding edge.
UL is paced by junior forward Shawn Long, who leads the team in both scoring and rebounding, at 15.4 ppg, and 9.0 rpg, respectively, and senior forward Brian Williams, who is averaging 12.7 points, to go along with 4.2 rebounds a contest.
Louisiana is looking to improve to 5-0 in Sun Belt Conference play for the first time ever.
The Eagles are out-scoring the opposition, 73.2/60.0, and out-shooting foes from the field, 42.8%/38.9%, while out-rebounding them 40.5/32.3.
Georgia Southern is paced by senior guard Jelani Hewitt, who is averaging 20.2 points and 3.5 rebounds-per-game, along with senior forward Trent Wiedeman, who is averaging 13.6 points, along with 6.2 rebounds a contest.
Louisiana leads all-time series, 2-1, including a 107-82 win back in 1992, the last time the two schools met.