Contact Us

Cajuns Fall To Creighton, 63-58


A career night from Randell Daigle was not enough as Creighton defeated Louisiana’s Ragin’ Cajuns men’s basketball team, 63-58, at the Qwest Center in Omaha, Neb. on Wednesday night.

Daigle set career-highs in points (25), rebounds (9) and three pointers made (7) as the Cajuns fell to 1-2 on the year. Creighton improved to 3-0 with the victory.

As a team, the Cajuns had a tough night shooting. UL only connected on 33.8 percent of their shots (23-68) from the floor and a woeful 3-for-9 from the free throw line.

Defensively, UL played strong, holding the Bluejays to 36.2 percent (21-58).

The contest got off to a sluggish start with both squads combining for 3-of-16 on field goals, including a 1-for-8 slump for the Cajuns. At the 15:32 mark, UL found itself trailing 6-2.

Three straight three-pointers by Daigle broke UL out of a 2-for-13 funk but Creighton improved its shooting as well to maintain a 19-13 lead with 9:04 remaining.

Louisiana then came alive on a 4-of-7 shooting effort to cut it to a one-point game. A lay-up by David Perez gave UL its first lead of the game, 24-23, with 5:00 remaining. The basket capped an 11-4 run for the Cajuns.

Both teams traded baskets over the next three possessions before Creighton closed out the half on an 11-4 run to take a 34-28 lead into the half.

Daigle’s fifth trey of the night snapped a nearly four-minute scoreless streak that began at the start of the second half. But the Cajuns struggled to find the basket on a consistent basis. Creighton took advantage and built a 47-36 lead with 11:30 remaining.

Two more three-pointers from Daigle made the contest a two-possession game with 5:27 left.

An apparent basket by La’Ryan Gary would have made the contest 54-58 with 1:30 showing but it was called off due to goal-tending.

But after a defensive stop, Perez hit another big lay-up, to make it 54-58, officially.

Two free throws by Josh Brown kept the Cajuns in the game with a minute remaining. But Creighton would hit free throws down the stretch to seal the win, despite not making a field goal for the final 4:03 of the contest.

Daigle finished the night 9-of-17 and 7-of-13 from beyond-the-arc.

Joining Daigle in double-digits was Brown who finished with 13 points and eight rebounds.

The Jays barely edged UL on the boards (46-45), assists (12-11) and on turnovers (9-10).

The Cajuns will have just one day off before heading back to the Cajundome on Friday to take on Cleveland State. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. CT.


Best of ESPN1420

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for The Locker Room quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive The Locker Room contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.