UL Women Open road Swing Against Georgia St. – Inside The Numbers
UL senior guard Robbie Brown
Louisiana's Ragin' Cajun women's basketball team is back in action on Saturday, when coach Garry Brodhead’s squad travels to Atlanta, Georgia to take on the Georgia St. Panthers in a Sun Belt Conference affair.
Tip-off time is scheduled for 11 am, and you can hear the game on ESPN 1420 & espn1420.com. Catch the pregame, beginning at 10:45.
The game will be the opening game of a three-game road trip for the Cajuns, and will be the opening game of a women’s/men’s doubleheader, with the UL men taking on Georgia St. at 1:15.
Louisiana, who has won four of their last five, defeated Arkansas St., 69-57, on Thursday night, to move to 12-5, overall, and 4-4 in league play, while Georgia St., who fell to Arkansas St., 76-65, on Monday, is currently 8-9, and 3-5, respectively.
The Cajuns are out-scoring the opposition, 62.0/57.7, while being out-shot by foes from the floor, 41.3%/37.1%, and holding down a 37.4/37.3 rebounding advantage.
Louisiana is paced by sophomore guard Jaylin Gordon, who leads the team in scoring, at 13.3 points-per-game, and junior guard Kia Wilridge, who is second on the team in scoring, rebounding, and assists at 13.2, 5.1, and 2.9, respectively.
The Panthers are out-scoring the opposition, 69.4/68.5, while being out-shot by foes, 40.3%/39.9%, and holding down a 40.3/38.2 rebounding edge.
Georgia St. is paced by freshman Makeba Ponder, who is averaging 11.4 points, to go along with 1.5 rebounds a contest, and senior center Brittany Logan, who is averaging 11.2 points and 9.1 rebounds-per-game.
Louisiana leads the all-time series, 2-1, including a 68-52 win back on January 8 in Lafayette in the first of two meetings this year.