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Cajuns look to extend win streak against Troy

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JaKeenan Gant skies for dunk in 1st half against UNO JaKeenan Gant skies for dunk in 1st half against UNO


LAFAYETTE – The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns men's basketball team wraps up a two-game homestand on Saturday when it plays host to defending Sun Belt Conference Tournament champion Troy at the Cajundome.
Tipoff is set for 2 p.m. The game can be heard in the Lafayette area on KHXT 107.9 FM and ESPN 1420 AM. A live stream of the game will be available at RaginCajuns.com.
In a 76-57 win over South Alabama on Thursday, Louisiana (18-3, 8-0 SBC) won its 13th consecutive game at home dating back to a 100-88 loss to Troy (9-12, 3-5 SBC) on Feb. 17, 2017. The Ragin' Cajuns, who have won 14 straight SBC games dating back to last season, received a career-high 21 points from Malik Marquetti and 16 points from JaKeenan Gant in earning the win over the Jaguars.
Bryce Washington, who moved into fourth-place on the all-time Sun Belt Conference list with 976 rebounds, grabbed 16 boards in the game with Frank Bartley chipping in with 11 points.
Troy, which claimed the SBC Tournament crown last season as the No. 6 seed, dropped a 76-71 decision at ULM on Thursday despite 22 points from Wesley Person. Person, who became the all-time leading scorer in Trojans history, averages 19.3 points per game to lead the team with Jordan Varnado averaging 16.7 points and 5.9 rebounds.

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