Cajuns Fall to Texas State for Third Straight Loss
The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns suffered from their worst shooting night in three seasons Saturday, falling to Texas State 61-57 at Strachan Coliseum in San Marcos, TX Saturday afternoon.
The Cajuns (14-11, 10-6 Sun Belt) suffered their third straight loss and dropped into third place in the Sun Belt Conference.
Louisiana made just 6-30 from the field in the first half, falling behind the Bobcats (11-13, 5-10) by as many as sixteen points in the first half, while the Bobcats shot 48.1 percent before intermission.
The Cajuns also suffered from their second straight sub-par night from the free throw line, making just 17-30 (56.7%).
Louisiana made a rally in the second half and used a 10-2 run to cut a ten point deficit to 49-47 on a Bryce Washington layup with 6:41 remaining. They cut the Texas State lead to two on two other occasions, the last on a three point basket by Hayward Register with 1:29 remaining.
Jonathan Stove led the Cajuns in scoring with 14 points, while Bryce Washington scored 13 points and pulled down a team high 13 rebounds. But seniors Shawn Long and Kasey Shepherd were just a combined 3-18.
Emani Gant led all scorers with 19 points while Ojai Black added 14.