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Cajuns go cold in second half, drop fourth-straight

Georgia State 61, Louisiana 53
Posted: 11:04 PM, Feb 13, 2020
Updated: 2020-02-14 00:04:24-05

LAFAYETTE — The Cajuns offense goes quiet in the second half, as Louisiana drops its fourth-straight against Georgia State 61-53.

Kim Burton's close jumper with 4:21 to play in the third quarter built the Cajuns a seven point lead Thursday night. But that bucket would be the team's final one for more than seven-and-a-half minutes.

The Panthers went on a 14-point run into the fourth before two Andrea Cournoyer threes breathed life back in the Cajundome.

Louisiana pulled within three in the final quarter, but never really threatened the lead after Cournoyer left with a shoulder injury with less than three minutes to play.

The loss is Louisiana's fourth-straight. In their last four games the Cajuns are shooting 36-percent from the field, 23-percent from three-point range. Garry Brodhead says he believes the team has lost its confidence.

"I see it every day in practice us making shots, making shots, making shots. Then we come out in the games and I guess we don't feel as confident, I guess," Brodhead said. "Actually we're holding back. I'd like to see Brandi Williams, and Sky Goodwin shoot the ball more. But they're passing up shots because they don't feel as comfortable. All of them are capable, but it just hasn't been happening."

Louisiana hosts Geogria Southern Saturday