UL sophomore guard Elfrid Payton


Louisiana's Ragin' Cajun men's basketball team returns to the hardwood on Saturday night, when coach Bob Marlin's squad travels to Lake Charles, La. to take on the McNeese St. Cowboys, in non-conference action.

Louisiana hasn't played since last Saurday, December 1, when they defeated North Texas, 80-76, in Sun Belt Conference action, to improve to 3-5 overall, and 1-1 in league play, while McNeese St. has won two straight, to improve to 3-3 on the season.

The Cajuns are led by freshman center Shawn Long, who is averaging 16.9 points, and 8.0 rebounds-per-game, while the Cowboys are paced by senior guard Dontae Cannon, who is averaging 12.5 points a contest.

Louisiana leads the all-time series, 54-33, including a 78-56 win in Lafayette last year.

Tip-off time is scheduled for 7 o'clock.

You can catch all the play-by-play action on Sports Radio ESPN 1420, and espn1420.com, along with Hot 107.9, and 1079ishot.com, beginning with the pre-game show at 6:30 pm.