Cajuns/Arkansas St. Set For Saturday Night – Game Preview
Louisiana’s Ragin’ Cajun men’s basketball team returns to the hardwood on Saturday night, when coach Bob Marlin’s squad travels to Jonesboro, Arkansas to take on the Arkansas St. Red Wolves 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 Arkansas St. earlier in the day.
Tipoff time for the men’s game is set for 7:05 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 6:35 pm..
Louisiana, who fell to Little Rock, 77-57, on Thursday night, is 5-7, overall, and 1-2 in league play, while Arkansas St., who beat ULM in overtime on Thursday night, 68-65, is currently 7-7, and 3-0, respectively.
The Cajuns are outscoring the opposition, 82.0/78.0, and outshooting them from the floor, 44%/43%, while also holding down a 43.0/36.2 rebound advantage.
Louisiana is led by senior forward Shawn Long, who is averaging 18.0 points, to go along with 12.1 rebounds-per-game, and senior guard Kasey Shepherd, who is averaging 11.3 points and 2.3 rebounds a contest.
Arkansas St. is outscoring the opposition, 77.6/73.8, and outshooting opponents from the floor, 44%/38%, while holding down a 42.5/39.2 rebounding advantage.
The Red Wolves are paced by junior forward Anthony Livingston who is scoring 15.1 points, while pulling down 8.9 rebounds-per-game.