Louisiana's Ragin' Cajun men's basketball team opens the home portion of their 2011-2012 schedule this weekend, playing host to the four-team Beryl Shipley Classic at the Cajundome.

The tournament begins at 5 o'clock on Friday, with Cal State-Fullerton facing Nicholls St.

UL then steps in front of the home crowd for the first time this year, taking on Houston Baptist, at 7:35 pm.

The Cajuns are 2-1 on the year, while Houston Baptist comes into the tourney with a record of 1-1.

Friday night's game can be heard on Hot 107.9, while the games on Saturday and Sunday can be heard on both Hot 107.9 and ESPN 1420 and espn1420.com.

UL head coach Bob Marlin


Ragincajuns.com has a preview of the tournament.