Louisiana’s Ragin’ Cajun men’s basketball team returns to the hardwood on Thursday night, when coach Bob Marlin’s squad travels to Statesboro, Georgia to take on the Georgia Southern Eagles in a Sun Belt Conference match-up.

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

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

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.

Louisiana, who fell to Arkansas St., 71-69, last Saturday night, is 5-8, overall, and 1-3 in league play, while Georgia Southern, who beat Troy in overtime on Saturday night, 93-88, is currently 5-9, and 1-3, respectively.

The Cajuns are outscoring the opposition, 81.0/77.5, and outshooting them from the floor, 44%/43%, while also holding down a 43.1/36.3 rebound advantage.

Louisiana is led by senior forward Shawn Long, who is averaging 18.5 points, to go along with 12.3 rebounds-per-game, and senior guard Kasey Shepherd, who is averaging 11.0 points and 2.4 rebounds a contest.

Georgia Southern is outscoring the opposition, 79.1/78.2, while being outshot from the floor, 45%/41%, and outrebounded, 40.3/38.8.

The Eagles are paced by junior forward Tookie Brown, who is scoring 17.1 points, while pulling down 2.7 rebounds-per-game.