UL Women Play Host To Georgia Southern – Inside The Numbers
Louisiana’s Ragin’ Cajun women’s basketball team is back in action on Saturday, when coach Garry Brodhead’s squad plays host to the Georgia Southern Eagles in a Sun Belt Conference affair at the Cajundome.
Tip-off time is scheduled for 5 o’clock, and you can hear all the play-by-play action on our sister-station, Talk Radio 960 AM & talkradio960.com, beginning with the pregame show at 4:45 pm.
In addition, the 2006-07 team will be honored with the unveiling of an NCAA banner at the Cajundome. That squad received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament. Former co-head coach Meredith Hall, who helped lead the Cajuns to that bid with her husband, the late J. Kelley Hall, will be on hand for the unveiling. That team had the last winning record for the women's program until this year.
The contest will be the first game of a women’s/men’s doubleheader, with the UL men taking on Georgia Southern about 35 minutes following the completion of the women’s game.
Louisiana, who has won nine of their last 14, fell to UT-Arlington, 56-42, last Saturday, to fall to 17-9, overall, and 9-8 in league play, while Georgia Southern, who lost to Appalachian St., 66-39, on Thursday, their 13th-consecutive setback, is currently 4-22, and 1-16, respectively.
UL is currently tied for fifth-place in the Sun Belt Conference standings, while Georgia Southern is in the cellar.
The Cajuns are out-scoring the opposition, 61.7/58.8, while being out-shot by foes from the floor, 41.2%/35.9%, and out-rebounded, 38.7/37.2.
Louisiana is paced by sophomore guard Jaylin Gordon, who leads the team in scoring, at 14.0 points-per-game, and junior guard Keke Veal, who is second on the team in scoring, and first in assists, at 13.4 and 3.5, respectively.
The Eagles are being out-scored by the opposition, 71.2/61.4, while being out-shot by foes from the floor, 40.8%/38.2%, and out-rebounded, 43.0/38.2.
Georgia Southern is paced sophomore guard Angel McGowan, who is averaging 13.3 points and 2.8 rebounds-per-game, and sophomore center Patrice Butler, who is averaging 12.1 points and 5.6 rebounds a contest.
The Cajuns will be shooting for the two-game series sweep, after defeating Georgia Southern, 69-57, back on January 15 in Statesboro, Georgia.