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Louisiana heads east to Appalachian State Thursday

Posted at 10:05 PM, Jan 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-30 23:54:42-05

BOONE, N.C. (Press Release) – The Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns men’s basketball team closes out the month of January on Thursday when it travels to face Appalachian State in a Sun Belt Conference game at the Holmes Center.

Tipoff is scheduled for 6 p.m., CT. Fans can listen to the game in the Lafayette area on KHXT-FM (107.9) and worldwide on with Jay Walker (PxP) and Ross Cook (color) providing the commentary. The game will be streamed live on ESPN+ with Tom Purvis (pxp) and Pierre Banks (color) on the call.

Louisiana (13-7, 4-3 SBC), which will wrap up its two-game road trip on Saturday at Coastal Carolina, earned an 86-81 victory over Troy in its last contest on Saturday while moving to within a game-and-a-half behind SBC co-leaders Texas State and Georgia State.

JaKeenan Gant, ranked No. 2 in the Sun Belt Conference in scoring (20.9), rebounds (8.4) and field goal percentage (.544), notched his eighth double-double of the season for the Ragin’ Cajuns in the win over the Trojans with 21 points and 10 rebounds. Marcus Stroman added 21 points for Louisiana with Jerekius Davis (14 points) and P.J. Hardy (13 points) following in double figures.

Stroman (12.2 points), Justin Miller (9.8 ppg.) and Davis (9.6) follow in the scoring column for the Ragin’ Cajuns, who are second overall in the SBC in scoring (83.7) and 19th nationally.