Louisiana's Ragin Cajun women's basketball team returns to the hardwood on Thursday evening, as they play host to the McNeese St. Cowgirls, in non-conference action, at Earl K. Long Gym. Tip-off time is set for 7 o'clock. You can hea all the action on Sports Radio ESPN 1420, and espn1420.com, beginning with the pre-game show, at 6:45 pm. Ragincajuns.com has a preview of the game, below.


Louisiana (3-3) returns home after a four-game road swing that included stops at Southern, the USM Lady Eagle Thanksgiving Classic and New Orleans.

  • The Ragin' Cajuns are on a two-game winning streak with a 79-66 win over Murray State and an 88-27 victory over New Orleans.
  • UL has recorded the most wins in November since 2006, when they recorded eight.
  • A victory on Thursday would be the first winning record at this point of the season for the Cajuns since 2006.
  • Mercedes Johnson leads the Cajuns' offense, averaging 16.5 points and 5.8 rebounds per game.
  • The junior is shooting 50 percent from the field, connecting on 36-of-72 attempts.
  • Danyell Oliver is also in double figures, posting 11.8 points per game with a team-high eight assists.
  • Senior Jasmine Barnes is averaging 8.8 points per game, while reeling in 6.0 rebounds per contest.