UL junior forward Shawn Long


Louisiana's Ragin' Cajun men's basketball team is back in action on Friday evening, when coach Bob Marlin's squad travels to Auburn, Alabama, to take on the Auburn Tigers, in a non-conference tilt.

Tip-off is scheduled for 8 o'clock, and you can hear all the play-by-play action on Hot 107.9, and on-line at 1079ishot.com, beginning with the pregame show at 7:30 pm.

The game is the second contest for the Cajuns in the MGM Grand Main Event, which will conclude next week, with two games in Las Vegas. Nevada.

Louisiana, who is 1-1 on the young season, is coming off of a 64-53 setback to Tulsa on Monday night, while Auburn, who fell to Colorado, 90-59, on Tuesday night, is also 1-1.

The Cajuns are outscoring the opposition, 69.0/60.5, and out-shooting foes from the floor, 49.0%/40.6%, while holding a 38.5/30.5 rebounding edge.

UL is paced by Devonta Walker and Shawn Long, who are each averaging 11.5 points-per-game.

The Tigers are being outscored by the opposition, 81.5/71.0, and being out-shot, 54.5%/36.4%, while being out-rebounded, 39.0/33.0.

Auburn is paced by KT Harrell, who is averaging 20.0 points-per-game, along with Cinmeon Bowers, who is averaging 14.5 points, along with 15.0 rebounds a contest.

Auburn leads the all-time series, 5-3, but Louisiana won the last meeting between the two schools, 96-93, back in December of 2000.