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Cajuns seek 4th-straight win at South Alabama

Posted at 11:07 PM, Jan 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-24 00:07:02-05

LAFAYETTE  (PRESS RELEASE) – After a successful three-game homestand, which saw Louisiana Women’s Basketball (5-11, 3-2 SBC) collect three straight Sun Belt Conference wins, the Ragin’ Cajuns now hit the road to Mobile, Ala., to face off with the South Alabama Jaguars (14-3, 3-3) in a Thursday morning game at the Mitchell Center with tip scheduled for 11:05 a.m.

HOW TO WATCH/LISTEN/FOLLOW: Thursday’s game will be streamed on Jagnation TV with JD Byars and Pat Greenwood handling the calling duties, and a link to the stream 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 the South Alabama Athletic Department and they can be found by clicking here.

PREVIEWING THE GAME: Louisiana and South Alabama split the two meetings between the two programs, with South Alabama taking the game at the CAJUNDOME, 72-57, and Louisiana returning the favor in the last matchup, taking down South Alabama at the Mitchell Center, 59-56.  In fact, over the last seven matchups, Louisiana and South Alabama have traded off in victories, with neither team having strung together back-to-back wins since Louisiana ripped off three straight from Jan. 15, 2014 to Jan. 17, 2015.

All-time South Alabama leads the series 37-16, with the Jaguars holding a 5-20 lead in Mobile.  Over the past four meetings at South Alabama, the two teams have split the games, with Louisiana winning the last meeting in Mobile.

REVIEWING THE PREVIOUS GAME: Louisiana won its third-straight conference game with one of its best defensive performances of the season, taking down ULM, 52-45, on Saturday, Jan. 19 at the CAJUNDOME.  During the game, Louisiana held ULM to 28 percent field goal percentage, the best number Louisiana has held an opponent to this season and the lowest since holding Georgia Southern to 25 percent on Feb. 10, 2018.

Louisiana was also strong in protecting the perimeter, holding ULM to 8.3 three-point field goal percentage, the lowest Louisiana has held a team to, with a minimum of 15 attempts, since holding Southeastern Louisiana to 5.6 field goal percentage from the arc on Feb. 5, 2010.

Sophomore center Ty’Reona Doucet finished the game with a team-high 12 points and 10 rebounds, recording her eighth double-double of the season and first in conference play.  While freshmen guards Brandi Williams added 12 points of her own, while also grabbing five rebounds, and Andrea Cournoyer dropped 11 points to give Louisiana three in double-figures in the game.

Redshirt freshman Kristen Daniels and freshman Jazmyn Womack each grabbed five rebounds, with Womack’s five coming off the bench, to help power Louisiana.  The Ragin’ Cajuns had 13 points off of turnovers and 11 second chance points, which were both key numbers in Louisiana’s win.