Cajuns Travel To Face Crimson Tide – Game Preview
Louisiana’s Ragin’ Cajun men’s basketball team returns to the hardwood on Friday evening, when coach Bob Marlin’s squad travels to Tuscaloosa, Alabama to take on the Alabama Crimson Tide in a non-conference match-up.
Tipoff time at Coleman Coliseum is set for 7 o’clock, and you can hear all the play-by-play action on Hot 107.9 & 1079ishot.com, beginning with the pregame show at 6:30 pm.
The game marks the second game of a two-game road trip for UL, who return home on Wednesday night, when they host Loyola.
Louisiana, who fell to Miami on Monday night, 93-77, is 1-1 on the young season, while Alabama, who lost to Dayton, 80-48, on Tuesday night, will also enter the match-up at 1-1.
The Cajuns are outscoring the opposition, 92.5/80.5, and outshooting them from the floor, 53%/47%, while also holding down a 43.0/28.0 rebound advantage.
Louisiana is led by senior forward Shawn Long, who is averaging 17.5 points, to go along with 9.0 rebounds-per-game, and senior forward Devonta Walker and senior guard Kasey Shepherd, who are both averaging 14 points a contest.
Alabama, a member of the SEC, is being outscored by the opposition, 72.0/62.5, while also being outshot, 41%/40%, and outrebounded, 43.0/36.0.
The Crimson Tide is paced by senior guard Retin Obasohan, who is scoring 12.5 points-per-game.
The contest will mark the fourth meeting between the two teams in series history, with each contest being played in Tuscaloosa.
Alabama leads the all-time series, 3-0.