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LAFAYETTE – It was the biggest win against a Sun Belt Conference opponent in school history, and it came against ULM, and now after the 28-point dominance of their in-state rivals the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns women's basketball team will take that momentum on the road as they head to Georgia this weekend to face off with the Georgia State Panthers, on Thursday, Feb. 8 and the Georgia Southern Eagles on Saturday, Feb. 10.

WATCH/LISTEN/FOLLOW: The game against Georgia State, with tip scheduled for 4 p.m. CST, will be carried on ESPN3 with Sam Crenshaw handling play-by-play and Kelcey Roegiers doing color.  While the game at Georgia Southern, scheduled to start at 1 p.m. CST, will be streamed courtesy of the Georgia Southern athletic department. Both games will be broadcast on KROF 960 AM, with Jay Walker handling the play-by-play duties.  The games will also have live stats provided by the hosting school's athletic departments.

28-POINTS WITHOUT ANY DOUBT: Louisiana took care of their business this past Saturday, when they went up to Monroe, La. and beat the ULM Warhawks, 76-48, which was the biggest margin of victory the Cajuns have ever had against ULM and it's the Cajuns' eighth straight win against ULM.  Sophomore Jasmine Thomas was key to the Cajuns big victory, finishing with a packed stat sheet.  She scored 13 points, dished out seven assists and grabbed five steals.  Joining her in having a great game, was sophomore Kimberly Burton.  The Cajuns season leading rebounder, Burton finished with nine boards and nine points.

THOMAS MAKES HER SECOND START: Making only her second start of the season, Thomas made an immediate impact in the Cajuns 28-point victory against ULM.  Her seven assists in the game tied a career high and she played a season high, 33 minutes.

BLUE COLLAR BURTON: Louisiana's leading rebounder on the season, with 112 boards, Burton has been rolling up her sleeves and getting it done for the Cajuns down low.  She's averaged 8.7 rebounds per game over the past three games, and Burton's 5.1 rebounds per game puts her 19th in the conference and she's sitting 12th in the conference in offensive rebounds (2.1 orpg).

CAJUNS HIT THE THREE: So far this season, the Cajuns have been solid from beyond the arc, hitting their three-point shots at a clip of 33 percent.  That places them third in the conference in three-point field goal percentage.  And Senior Nekia Jones is leading the Cajuns from beyond the arc as she sits ninth in the conference for both three-point field goal percentage and three-pointers made.

WHAT GEORGIA STATE BRINGS: Georgia State enters the game sitting in 11th place in the conference with a 5-17 (1-10 SBC) record and they've lost their previous four games.  Their last game was against the league leading Little Rock Trojans, and the Panthers lost that game on the road 54-47.  As a team the Panthers are shooting 38 percent from the field and they sit right at 30 percent from three-point range.  They are strong from the free throw line where they sit at the top of the conference shooting 75 percent from the stripe while attempting the second most free throws (467).
           
They're scoring 63.1 points per game, while giving up just about 10 more points at 73.4 points per game.  That ranks them seventh in the conference in offense and 11th in scoring defense.  But they are causing turnovers, as they're fourth in the conference in steals averaging 8.5 steals per game. 

Kierra Henry is leading Georgia State in scoring with 14.0 points per game and Henry also leads the Panthers in total assists (76) averaging 3.5 apg.  Shay Fluker (13.9 ppg) and Madison Newby (10.2 ppg) each join Henry in scoring double digits, and Newby leads the Panthers in steals with 44 (2.0 spg) and she's right behind Henry in total assists 74 (3.5 apg).

WHAT THE EAGLES BRING: Georgia Southern currently sits last in the conference, 12th place, and they've got a 4-18 (1-10 SBC) record.  They'll host ULM first on Thursday, before welcoming the Cajuns to Statesboro, Ga., and they'll enter that game against ULM on a two-game losing streak.
           
Offensively the Eagles are scoring only 54.0 points per game which ranks them dead last in the conference while defensively they're giving up 70.2 points per game which puts them 10th in the conference.  Were they're strong is in blocking shots and creating steals.  They sit fourth in the conference in blocked shots averaging 3.4 per game while they rank third in the conference in steals averaging 8.8 per game.
           
Nakol Franks leads the Panthers in scoring, averaging 8.3 points per game and she's shooting 31 percent from three-point range.  Alexis Foulks leads the team in blocked shots, with 21 (0.9 bpg) and Alexis Brown is on top in steals averaging 1.7 steals per game (31).

FOLLOWING THE RAGIN' CAJUNS: Follow the Cajuns on twitter @RaginCajunsWBB for updates during the games, links to the streams, radio broadcasts and live stats.  Along with a link to the recaps following each game.

 

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