Cajuns to Host Texas State Monday at 6pm
Louisiana’s Ragin’ Cajuns will put its undefeated home record on the line Monday night when they entertain the Texas State Bobcats in a Sun Belt Television Broadcast. The game will also be available on espn3.com.
Tipoff is scheduled for just after 6pm.
Louisiana (10-5, 1-1 Sun Belt) is perfect at home with a 7-0 record. Louisiana extended its streak with a 90-70 win over UT-Arlington on Saturday. Texas State, meanwhile, won its first-ever Sun Belt conference game, winning at Louisiana-Monroe, 61-36, holding the Warhawks to just nine points on 3-23 shooting in the second half.
Texas State is coached by former Stephen F. Austin coach Danny Kaspar, whose Lumberjacks had an intense rivalry with Cajuns coach Bob Marlin back in his coaching days at Sam Houston State. Marlin leads Kaspar in head to head competition, 17-7.
The game will be a contrast of styles. The Cajuns have used the transition game to their benefit this season, while Kaspar’s philosophy is a deliberate offense. Texas State (5-11, 1-2) is averaging just 63.7 points per game, last in the league, while the Cajuns top the league in that category with 85.3 points per game. Conversely, Texas State is second in scoring defense at 66.0, while the Cajuns are ninth at 77.1.