The last time Louisiana women's basketball played at home was December 9th. That evening the Cajuns enjoyed an 80-48 win over McNeese. It was the lone highlight in an otherwise bleak non-conference slate. But things have been on the up for the team.
Louisiana returns home Friday night against Texas State riding a 4-game winning streak. After missing two weeks of games while their opponents battled COVID, Louisiana returned to play last Friday with an overtime win at Arkansas State, the first of three wins in four days.
The Cajuns have settled into a rhythm on the road and head coach Garry Brodhead understands this weekend's home series will be a test.
"It's different. We were in a controlled environment. When you go on the road and get up at the same time, and you're eating and going to practice at the same time. You're living in a bubble. We had a lot of control of what's going on," he said. "Now we're at home and there is a lot of freedom."
Brodhead isn't the first coach to talk about the benefits of playing on the road and staying locked in for the weekend. But statistically Louisiana has been a better home team under him, and while he expressed concerns, he also feels confident heading into the weekend.
"I feel a little more confident with (our) experience," he said. "When you have experience, that's where consistency starts to come in."
Louisiana tips Friday night at 6 p.m.
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