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Cajuns return home to host South Alabama

Posted at 8:48 PM, Jan 23, 2019

LAFAYETTE (Press Release) – The Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns men’s basketball team returns home to the Cajundome for the first time in nearly three weeks when it plays host to South Alabama in a Sun Belt Conference game on Thursday.

Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. The game will be streamed live on ESPN+ with Dan McDonald (pxp) and Eric Mouton (color) on the call. Fans can listen to the game in the Lafayette area on KHXT-FM (107.9), ESPN 1420 AM and worldwide on with Jay Walker (PxP) and Ross Cook (color) providing the commentary.

Louisiana (11-7, 2-3 SBC) dropped a 99-95 decision at ULM last Saturday and returns to the Cajundome for the first time since a 75-61 victory over Little Rock on Jan. 5.

JaKeenan Gant, fourth in the Sun Belt Conference in scoring (20.5) and third in rebounds (8.3), has notched seven double-doubles on the season, including his last four games. The 6-foot-8 forward, who is averaging 30.6 points per game in SBC play, is one of two players nationally currently averaging 30 points or more per game in league action.

The Ragin’ Cajuns have won the last four meetings against South Alabama (9-10, 2-4 SBC) dating back to 2016, and have won three straight against the Jaguars at the Cajundome.

All fans attending the game can receive two free tickets by helping the United Way with the donation of two canned goods. All donations can be left at the Louisiana Athletics Ticket Office.

As part of Faculty/Staff Appreciation Day, all UL Lafayette faculty and staff members can receive two free tickets to the game by presenting their Cajun Card.

For more information, contact the Louisiana Athletics Ticket Office at (337) 265-2357.