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Cajuns look to refocus defense after struggles in Georgia

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LAFAYETTE (KATC) -- The Cajuns will hope home cooking brings the cure for leaky defense.

In last week's road trip to Georgia the Cajuns found themselves in a pair of shoot-outs, losing 106-92 to Georgia State, and beating Georgia Southern 102-91.

The Cajuns surrendered threes at a high rate, 24 in two games and didn't force turnovers either. The 197 combined points are 10 more than UL gave up in it's previous three games against UL Monroe, Troy and South Alabama.

"Everyone is hung up on the points, and that doesn't really bother me," said coach Bob Marlin. "You look, there were six possessions in a row (in the Georgia State game) where there were three-pointers. That's pretty exciting college basketball and Cedric (Russell) made all three of ours. The score was in the 50's at the half, so you know it was going to be in triple figures more than likely."

Coach Marlin was more critical, on Wednesday, of his team's inability to stop three-point shooting. The Cajuns surrendered just 22 three-point field goals in their five previous games. UL has allowed a conference low 151 threes, at just 32.6-percent shooting this season.

The Cajuns play Texas State Thursday night, tip-off is around 7:15 p.m.

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