Louisiana’s Ragin’ Cajun men’s basketball team returns to the hardwood on Thursday, when coach Bob Marlin’s squad travels to Little Rock, Arkansas to take on the Little Rock Trojans 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 Little Rock at 5 o’clock.

Tipoff time for the men’s game is set for 7:15 pm, or 35 minutes following the completion of the women’s game.

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 6:45 pm..

Louisiana, who defeated Appalachian St., 79-58, last Saturday, is 5-6, overall, and 1-1 in league play, while Little Rock, who beat Troy last Saturday, 67-61, is currently 12-1, and 2-0, respectively.

The Cajuns are outscoring the opposition, 84.3/78.1, and outshooting them from the floor, 45%/44.7%, while also holding down a 42.9/35.7 rebound advantage.

Louisiana is led by senior forward Shawn Long, who is averaging 18.2 points, to go along with 12.2 rebounds-per-game, and senior guard Kasey Shepherd, who is averaging 11.7 points and 2.2 rebounds a contest.

Little Rock is outscoring the opposition, 69.0/55.6, and outshooting opponents from the floor, 44%/37%, while being slightly outrebounded, 34.8/34.2.

The Trojans are paced by junior guard Marcus Johnson, Jr., who is scoring 14.8 points, while pulling down 2.3 rebounds-per-game.