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UL gets ready for 2nd Battle with ULM

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• Louisiana looks for its 20th win on the season, marking the fourth time in the past five years to reach the 20-win plateau.

• A win in either of its next four games would mark the earliest date in school history that Louisiana has reached the 20-win mark, breaking the previous mark done twice on Feb. 17 (1973 and 2000).

• Louisiana looks to build on its best 22-game start since opening 20-2 in the 1972-73 season.

• Louisiana’s current nine-game win streak is tied for the eighth-longest among Division I schools. • Louisiana’s 15 consecutive SBC victories dating back to last season is the longest streak in school history.

• The Cajuns have won 17 straight games against in-state schools since a 91-79 loss at Louisiana Tech on Dec. 12, 2015.

• Under Bob Marlin, Louisiana is 81-29 overall in all games played during the months of February (50-17) and March (31-12).

• Louisiana is the only school in the country ranked in the top 25 in the following categories (as of Jan. 28): Scoring Margin (8th, +15.2), assists per game (8th, 17.8), won-lost percentage (t-8th, .864), rebound margin (t-13th, 7.5), steals per game (t-17th, 8.4) and scoring offense (22nd, 83.9).

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• Bryce Washington is fourth among active Division I players in total rebounds (985), tied for sixth in career double-doubles (34) and is 31st in career field goal percentage (.571).

• Washington is one of four Division I players to average a double-double during the past two seasons joining Angel Delgado (Seton Hall), Alize Johnson (Missouri State) and James Thompson IV (Eastern Michigan).

• Louisiana is one of seven schools nationally (as of Jan. 27) that have won six or more games on the road and are undefeated at home. The Ragin’ Cajuns are joined by Vermont, Nevada, St. Mary’s, Montana, UC Santa Barbara and Villanova.

• Since the 2013-14 season, Louisiana has recorded 84 games with 80 or more points scored - the fifthmost by any Division I school during that span and trailing North Carolina (99), BYU (97), Gonzaga (92) and Duke (91).

• JaKeenan Gant is one of two Division I players currently averaging 15.0 points, 6.0 rebounds, 2.0 blocks and shooting over 60 percent from the floor joining Ajdin Peneva of Marshall.

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