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Cajuns look to bounce back against Coastal Saturday

Posted at 5:33 PM, Feb 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-01 18:33:01-05

CONWAY, S.C. (Press Release) – The Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns men’s basketball team closes out a two-game road trip to the Carolinas on Saturday when it faces Coastal Carolina in a Sun Belt Conference game at the HTC Center.

Tipoff is scheduled for 1 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 Jeff McCarragher (pxp) and Nate Ross (color) on the call.

Louisiana (13-8, 4-4 SBC) looks to rebound from a disappointing 104-77 loss at Appalachian State on Thursday. JaKeenan Gant recorded his Sun Belt Conference leading ninth double-double of the season for the Ragin’ Cajuns, scoring 15 points and grabbing 10 rebounds.

Gant leads Louisiana in both scoring (20.6), rebounds (8.5) and blocked shots (3.0) and remains the lone Division I player in 2018-19 to average 20 points, eight rebounds and three blocks per game.

Senior guard Marcus Stroman, a native of Columbia, S.C., returns to his home state for the second time since transferring to Louisiana after the 2015-16 season. Stroman is second on the team in scoring at 11.7 points per game while leading the SBC in both assists (6.6) and steals per game (2.3).

Coastal Carolina (11-9, 5-3 SBC) won its fourth straight game after a 92-81 victory over ULM on Thursday. Zac Cuthbertson, third in the league in rebounds (8.4), scored 29 points to lead the Chanticleers.