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GMA Morning Sports: Friday, January 5, 2018

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KATC's Sports Director Andrew Clay gives us a morning recap of all things sports, news and events for Friday, January 5, 2018.

Ragin Cajuns Basketball

Men

2018 has been a good year so far for UL Basketball. The Cajuns hosted Appalachian State last night, in a game that we thought would be a dandy.

UL used a 27-2 run at the end of the first half to take a commanding lead. Frank Bartley led all scorers with 16. UL led 46-17 at the break and UL fans appreciated it. In the second half, it was more of the same from the Cajuns. The Cajuns took down the Mountaineers with a score of 78-45.

Read more here.

Women

The Cajuns Women's Basketball team shot the Appalachian State Mountaineers out of the Cajundome as well with their 61-45 win.

In the first half, Nekia Jones stayed hot after her 25 point output against Appalachian State. The Cajuns were down by two at the break. 

Coming back, the Cajuns pull away in the 4th quarter thanks to a play from Troi Swain.

Read more here.

Your Weekend in Sports

UL Basketball will take on Coastal Carolina in an SBC double. The women take the court at 4 pm with the men following at 7 pm in the Cajundome.

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LSU Basketball will take on Texas A&M tomorrow at 1:15 pm in Texas. That game can be viewed on SEC Network.

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On Sunday, January 7 the NFC Wildcard game between the Saints and the Carolina Panthers kicks-off. That game begins at 3:40 pm and can be viewed on all  local Fox Stations

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