UL junior guard Keke Veal


Louisiana's Ragin' Cajun women's basketball team returns to the hardwood on Saturday afternoon, when coach Garry Brodhead's squad plays host to the Louisiana Tech Techsters in non-conference action.

The game marks the second game of a two-game home stand, as well as the second game in a stretch of 5-of-6 that the UL women will play at home.

Louisiana defeated Xavier (La.), 69-53, on Tuesday night, to improve to a perfect 2-0 on the young season, while Louisiana Tech, who fell to Northwestern St., 69-57, on Tuesday, will cone in at 1-1.

The Cajuns are outscoring the opposition, 72.0/54.0, and out-shooting them from the floor, 41.7%/33.3%, while holding a 44.0/32.5 rebound advantage.

Louisiana is led by junior guard Keke Veal, who is averaging 15.5 points, along with 6.0 rebounds-per-game, along with sophomore guard Jaylin Gordon, who is chipping in at 15.0 points a contest.

The Techsters are being outscored by the opposition, 69.0/66.5, and being out-shot from the floor, 50.0%/40.7%, while holding down a 38.5/30.5 rebounding edge.

Louisiana Tech is paced by sophomore guard JaQuan Jackson, who will come into the game averaging 14.0 points-per-game.

Louisiana has never defeated Louisiana Tech, with the Techsters holding a 39-0 advantage in the all-time series.

Tip-off time at Earl K. Long Gym is slated for noon.