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Cajuns finishing up tought 10-day stretch with App State and Coastal

Posted at 10:24 PM, Jan 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-30 23:57:47-05

LAFAYETTE (Press Release) – The busy week continues for Louisiana Women’s Basketball (5-14, 3-5 SBC) with a Thursday night matchup on Jan. 31, when the Appalachian State Mountaineers (10-8, 4-3 SBC) come to the CAJUNDOME for a 6:30 p.m. tip.

HOW TO WATCH/LISTEN/FOLLOW: Thursday’s game will be broadcast on ESPN+ with Dan McDonald (PxP) and Lawana Stokes (analyst) handling the call, and the link to find the game can be found by clicking here.  Steve Peloquin will handle the radio call, with the game being broadcast on ESPN 1420AM.  Live stats will be provided by Louisiana Athletics and they can be found by clicking here.

PREVIEWING THE GAME: Louisiana and Appalachian State last met on the hardwood in the two teams only meeting during the 2017-18 season, with Louisiana coming away with a 61-45 win.  Since Louisiana will be making the trip north on Mar. 2, this will be the first time since the 2015-16 season that Louisiana and Appalachian State will meet twice in the same year.

All-time Louisiana leads 4-2, and the Ragin’ Cajuns have never lost a game at home, holding a 3-0 advantage over the Mountaineers.  Louisiana has also won the previous two meetings between the two programs, and a win on Thursday would stretch that streak to three games.

REVIEWING THE PREVIOUS GAME: Louisiana lost its third straight game with a 76-61 loss to UT Arlington, in a rare Tuesday, Sun Belt Conference game, the first since a Tuesday matchup against ULM on Feb. 2, 2016.  Louisiana was done in by a late run from the Lady Mavericks, ending a late charge from Louisiana short of the goal of completing the comeback.

Sophomore guard Skyler Goodwin recorded her first career double-double, grabbing 10 points and 10 rebounds in the process, and freshman guard Brandi Williams added a team-high 13 points.  Freshman guard Diamond Morrison tossed in 10 points of her own to give Louisiana three scorers in double figures, but the Ragin’ Cajuns could not outscore the Lady Mavs en route to dropping the game.