UL Women Host South Alabama – Inside The Numbers
UL junior guard Keke Veal
Louisiana’s Ragin’ Cajun women’s basketball team is back in action on Saturday afternoon, when coach Garry Brodhead’s squad plays host to the South Alabama Jaguars in a Sun Belt Conference affair at the Cajundome.
Tip-off time is scheduled for 5 o’clock, and you can hear the game on ESPN 1420 & espn1420.com, beginning with the pregame show at 4:45 pm.
The game will be the first of a three-game homestand, and will be the opening game of a day/night, women’s/men’s doubleheader, with the UL men taking on South Alabama about 35 minutes following the women’s tilt.
The match-up will also culminate a special weekend in which Louisiana honors their all-time leading women's basketball scorer, the late Kim Perrot.
At halftime, the unveiling of a banner recognizing Perrot's retired number 12 will take place.
Perrot is the all time leader in scoring, points per game, assists and steals. She led the Houston Comets to two WNBA titles.
Louisiana, who defeated Georgia St., 69-57, on Thursday, is 10-4, overall, and 2-3 in league play, while South Alabama, who fell to Texas St., 63-42, on Thursday, is currently 3-12, and 0-6, respectively.
The Cajuns are out-scoring the opposition, 61.4/57.1, while being out-shot by foes from the floor, 40.5%/36.9%, and out-rebounded 37.6/37.1.
Louisiana is paced by sophomore guard Jaylin Gordon, who leads the team in scoring, at 13.9 points-per-game, and junior guard Kia Wilridge, who is second on the team in scoring, rebounding, and assists at 12.9, 4.6, and 2.6, respectively.
The Jaguars are being out-scored by the opposition, 66.3/54.9, out-shot by foes, 42.0%/36.0%, and out-rebounded, 40.8/33.5.
South Alabama is paced by senior guard Breanna Hall, who is averaging 16.2 points, to go along with 3.5 rebounds a contest, and freshman guard Marquita Daniels, who is averaging 7.6 points and 1.6 rebounds-per-game.
South Alabama leads the all-time series, 36-12, but Louisiana swept the two-game series a season ago.