Updated: Louisiana (8-16) Battles Louisiana-Monroe (3-16)

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1ST2ND TOTAL SPREAD
  Louisiana-Monroe 31 35 66 +8.0
  Louisiana 37 53 90 -8.0
Sun, Feb 10 2013, 07:45 PM CST

Cajundome
Lafayette, LA
Attendance: 2,131

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Louisiana hosts Louisiana-Monroe at Cajundome on Sunday. Tipoff is at 8:15 p.m. EST. The Ragin Cajuns are 6-3 against the Warhawks over the last four years. They fell 78-60 on Feb. 25, 2012, the last time they met.

Louisiana-Monroe is in 11th place in the Sun Belt and just behind ninth place Louisiana with a chance to catch up.

In their last outing, despite 16 points from Bryant Mbamalu, the Ragin Cajuns fell to Troy 71-52 on Feb. 2. He contributes 3.7 rebounds per game in addition to his 14.3 points per game. For the Warhawks, R.J. McCray finished with 10 points and 7 assists in the 70-60 loss to Arkansas-Little Rock on Feb. 7. He contributes 2.5 assists per game in addition to his 7.8 points per game.

There is a single key statistical area where Louisiana can exploit Louisiana-Monroe, scoring, where the Ragin Cajuns have an edge over the Warhawks, 70 points per game to 59 points per game.

StatSmack! Louisiana is better than Louisiana-Monroe
  • The Louisiana assist leader (Elfrid Payton, 125 assists) has more assists than the Louisiana-Monroe assist leader (Jayon James, 101 assists).
  • Even computers respect Louisiana more. Louisiana has a better RPI this season than Louisiana-Monroe (RPI: No. 240 vs. No. 288).
  • Louisiana has more wins over the last 5 years than Louisiana-Monroe (76 vs. 45).
  • It's only wins and losses, but Louisiana has a better overall record than Louisiana-Monroe this season (8-16 vs. 3-16).
ULM Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C Amos Olatayo 30 15 6 1 1 0 2
C Jayon James 35 10 7 5 1 0 5
D+ Trent Mackey 30 10 3 1 1 0 2
D R.J. McCray 30 8 2 3 1 0 3
D Millaun Brown 27 5 5 0 1 0 2
D M. Hansberry 25 8 2 1 1 0 1
D Trey Lindsey 19 4 3 1 0 0 1
F Ife Eke 7 1 1 0 0 0 0
F Kyle Koszuta 11 2 1 1 1 0 1
F Colton Ponder 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
F Taylor Birchett 4 1 0 0 0 0 0
ULL Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- Shawn Long 31 16 11 1 1 2 3
B- Elfrid Payton 35 15 6 5 2 1 4
C Bryant Mbamalu 33 14 4 2 1 0 2
D Elridge Moore 27 5 4 2 1 0 2
D A. Thompson 21 7 2 1 1 0 1
D S. Wronkoski 28 6 3 0 1 0 2
D Kevin Brown 16 5 2 0 1 0 1
D Josh Soto 13 4 2 0 0 0 1
D- Kasey Shepherd 11 4 1 1 1 0 1
F Aaron Leblanc 5 1 0 0 0 0 0
F Braylon Lazare 6 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 1

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1 Georgia State 25-9 17-1
2 WKU 20-12 12-6
 3Louisiana 23-12 11-7
4 Arkansas State 19-13 10-8
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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