Cajuns Play Host To UNO – Game Preview
Louisiana’s Ragin’ Cajun men’s basketball team returns to the hardwood on Monday night, when coach Bob Marlin’s squad plays host the UNO Privateers in a non-conference match-up.
Tipoff time is set for o’clock at the Cajundome, in what will be only the third home game of the season for the Cajuns.
You can hear all the play-by-play action on ESPN 1420 & espn1420.com, as well Hot 107.9 & 1079ishot.com, beginning with the pregame show at 6:30 pm.
Louisiana, who fell to the Pepperdine Waves, 79-59, in non-conference action on Friday night, is 3-5 on the young season, while UNO, fell to UMass, 103-95, last Wednesday, will enter the match-up with a record of 3-6.
The Cajuns are outscoring the opposition, 85.4/81.3, and outshooting them from the floor, 45.6%/45.4%, while also holding down a 42.3/35.9 rebound advantage.
Louisiana is led by senior forward Shawn Long, who is averaging 18.8 points, to go along with 12.3 rebounds-per-game, and junior guard Jay Wright, who is averaging 11.2 points and 2.9 rebounds a contest.
UNO is being outscore by the opposition, 74.6/72.1, as well as being outshot by opponents, 45%/41%, while holding down a slim 38.0/37.7 rebounding advantage.
The Privateers are paced by junior guard Christavious Gill, who is scoring 14.1 points, while pulling down 2.7 rebounds-per-game.
Tonight's game between marks 70th meeting between the two schools, with Louisiana lading the all-time series, 37-32 lead in the all-time series.