Louisiana (7-12) Squares Off with Western Kentucky (10-8)

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1ST2ND TOTAL SPREAD
  Louisiana 21 28 49 +8.0
  Western Kentucky 32 40 72 -8.0
Thu, Jan 17 2013, 07:00 PM CST

E.A. Diddle Arena
Bowling Green, KY
Attendance: 4,914
TV: HSSN, ESPN3, ESPN FC

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Louisiana heads to E.A. Diddle Arena on Thursday to take on Western Kentucky. It takes place at 8:00 EST and you can catch it on HSSN, ESPN3, ESPN FC. The Ragin Cajuns are 2-3 against the Hilltoppers over the last four years. They won 72-70 on 1/5/2012 the last time they played.

Louisiana is in 7th place in the conference and has an opportunity to gain ground on 6th place Western Kentucky.

In a 61-56 win over Arkansas State on January 12th, Shawn Long put up 17 points and 16 rebounds for the Ragin Cajuns. With 15.7 points per game, 9.8 rebounds per game, and 2.0 blocks per game, he leads the team in all three categories. For the Hilltoppers, George Fant finished with 19 points and 8 rebounds in the 65-62 loss to Florida Atlantic on January 12th. He contributes 6.3 rebounds per game in addition to his 12.1 points per game.

StatSmack! Louisiana is better than Western Kentucky
  • The Louisiana scoring leader (Shawn Long) has more points than the Western Kentucky scoring leader (T.J. Price).
  • The Louisiana steals leader (Elfrid Payton) has more steals than the Western Kentucky steals leader (Jamal Crook).
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Louisiana currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (970 to 944) than Western Kentucky, per the NCAA.
  • The Louisiana blocks leader (Shawn Long) has more blocks than the Western Kentucky blocks leader (Teeng Akol).
ULL Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- Shawn Long 30 16 10 1 1 2 2
C+ Elfrid Payton 35 15 6 5 2 0 4
C Bryant Mbamalu 33 14 4 2 1 0 2
D Elridge Moore 26 5 4 1 1 1 2
D S. Wronkoski 28 7 3 0 1 0 2
D A. Thompson 19 6 1 1 1 0 1
D Josh Soto 12 4 2 0 0 0 1
D Kevin Brown 16 5 2 0 1 0 1
D- Kasey Shepherd 11 4 1 1 1 0 1
D- Aaron Leblanc 6 1 0 0 0 0 0
F Braylon Lazare 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
F Matthew Moss 4 1 1 0 0 0 1
F Cornell Barnett 4 0 1 0 0 0 0
F D. Williams 1 1 0 0 1 0 0
WKU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- Jamal Crook 31 14 3 5 2 0 2
C+ T.J. Price 31 15 5 2 1 0 3
C George Fant 29 12 6 1 1 1 3
C Brandon Harris 31 8 6 2 1 0 2
C- Teeng Akol 17 7 4 1 0 1 1
D+ Kevin Kaspar 26 6 3 2 1 0 2
D+ O`Karo Akamune 14 3 3 0 1 0 1
D Percy Blade 12 3 2 0 0 0 1
D Stephon Drane 8 2 1 0 1 0 1
D Caden Dickerson 20 3 1 1 1 0 1
D Eddie Alcantara 6 1 1 0 0 0 1
D Aleksejs Rostov 7 3 1 0 0 0 1
D Kene Anyigbo 9 2 2 0 0 0 1
D- Marcus Vasquez 3 1 1 0 0 0 0
F Spence Sheldon 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2013-2014 Roster

#31 Kevin Brown Jr G 6-1 200
#44 J.J. Davenport Jr C 6-6 325
#1 Luka Kamber Fr F 6-7 208
#33 Vieux Kande Fr C 6-8 240
#35 Braylon Lazare Sr F 6-5 220
#32 Aaron LeBlanc Jr F 6-5 195
#21 Shawn Long So F 6-9 245
#0 Bryant Mbamalu Sr F 6-2 194
#22 Elridge Moore Sr F 6-5 205
#2 Elfrid Payton Jr G 6-3 180
#23 H. Register Fr G 6-2 170
#3 Xavian Rimmer Jr G 6-2 225
#5 Kasey Shepherd So G 6-3 178
#11 D. Williams Jr G 6-0 189
#4 S. Wronkoski So G 6-5 190