Louisiana's Ragin' Cajun men's basketball team won their home opener on Friday evening, defeating the Houston Baptist Huskies, 73-64, in the opening night of the Beryl Shipley Classic, at the Cajundome.

UL was able to out-shoot Houston Baptist, 45%-29%, and were also able to out-rebound the Huskies, by a count of 42-35.

The Cajuns were led by Josh Brown, who poured in a game-high 17 points, along with nine rebounds, while Kaddem Coleby added 16 points.

With the victory, UL improves to 2-2 on the year, while Houston Baptist drop to 1-2.

The Cajuns are right back in action in the tournament on Saturday evening, as the take on Cal State-Fullerton.

Tip-off time is set for 7:35 pm.

You can catch all the play-by-play action on Sports Radio ESPN 1420, and espn1420.com, beginning with the pre-game show at 7:05 pm.

UL forward Josh Brown


Ragincajuns.com has a a game recap, as well as all the results of the Beryl Shipley Classic.