UL sophomore guard Jaylin Gordon

 

Louisiana’s Ragin’ Cajun women’s basketball team is back in action on Thursday, when coach Garry Brodhead’s squad travels to Troy, Alabama to take on the Troy Trojans in a Sun Belt Conference affair.

Tip-off time is scheduled for 2 o'clock, and you can hear all the play-by-play action on our sister-station, Talk-Radio 960 AM and talkradio960.com, beginning with the pregame show at 1:45 pm.

The contest will be the first game of a women’s/men's doubleheader, with the UL men taking on Troy about 35 minutes following the completion of the women’s game.

Louisiana, who has won eight of their last 11, defeated ULM in double-overtime, 68-65, on Thursday night, to improve to 16-7, overall, and 8-6 in league play, while Troy, who defeated South Alabama, 78-67, on Thursday, is currently 14-9, and 9-5, respectively.

UL is currently in fifth-place in the Sun Belt Conference standings, only one game out of third-place, while Troy is in a two-way tie for third-place, one game in front of the Cajuns.

The Cajuns are out-scoring the opposition, 62.4/59.3, while being out-shot by foes from the floor, 41.8%/36.2%, and out-rebounded, 38.2/37.6.

Louisiana is paced by sophomore guard Jaylin Gordon, who leads the team in scoring, at 14.5 points-per-game, and junior guard Keke Veal, who is second on the team in scoring, and first in assists, at 12.6 and 3.4, respectively.

The Trojans are out-scoring the opposition, 76.5/74.0, while being out-shot by foes from the floor, 42.2%/40.0%, and out-rebounded, 45.8/42.3.

Troy is paced junior guard Ashely Beverly-Kelley, who is averaging 16.4 points and 4.4 rebounds-per-game, and senior forward Ronita Garrett, who is averaging 15.3 points and 10.5 rebounds a contest.

The Trojans defeated the Cajuns, 65-60, back on January 3 at the Cajundome.