Shorthanded Cajuns Pop Loyola in Exhibition 87-60
Louisiana's Ragin' Cajuns played without the services of three key big men Wednesday night in their exhibition game against Loyola.
But there were no issues.
The Cajuns got sixteen points from freshman Bryce Washington to lead Louisiana past Loyola 87-60 before 2,595 fans.
Washington hit 8-14 shots from the field and added six rebounds in 24 minutes.
Newcomer Brian Williams added 14 points, while another freshman, Johnathan Stove, tallied ten for the Cajuns.
Louisiana shot 54.5 % from the field and 41.7 (5-12) from the three point line. The Cajuns were 10-15 from the free throw line (67 percent.)
The Cajuns played without all-conference big man Shawn Long, junior college transfer Devonte Walker and reserve center J. J. Davenport, all of whom were held out of the game because of injury or illness. All three are expected to play when the Cajuns open the regular season next Friday against Louisiana College.
The Cajuns had 16 assists against just 12 turnovers on the night. Kasey Shepherd led the way with four assists, while Xavian Rimmer added three. Twelve different players saw action for the Cajuns and all twelve got into the scoring column.
The Cajuns led 39-31 at halftime, but outscored the opposition 48-29 in the second half.