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Cajuns Travel to Monroe to Take On Warhawks

Louisiana’s Ragin’ Cajuns will look to get over the .500 mark on the season and at the same time, keep pace in the Sun Belt West race when they travel to Monroe to take on the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks.  Gametime is scheduled for 4pm and will be carried on the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns Radio Network.

The Cajuns (11-11, 5-3 Sun Belt) are fresh off a 64-62 win over North Texas and stand one game behind Denver and UALR for the top spot in the West.

The Cajuns lead the all-time series 45-18, but are just 16-14 in games played in Monroe.  Louisiana has won three of the last four meetings at Fant-Ewing Coliseum.  The Cajuns have swept the regular season series the past two years.

In the Cajuns’ win on Thursday, Bryant Mbamalu had a season high 19 points to pace the Cajuns.  Josh Brown added 12 points and Kadeem Coleby chipped in ten.

ULM (2-19, 1-7) hasn’t won at Fant-Ewing Coliseum this year.  The Warhawks, under scholarship restrictions because of APR issues under the previous regime, has struggled to score at times under second-year coach Keith Richard.  The Warhawks are last in the league in scoring offense and have been held under 60 points nine times.  Five of their losses have been by five points or less, including two losses in league play.

Fred Brown and Charles Winborne both average in double figures for the Warhawks.  Winborne is their leading three point shooter (43.5%.)

The game will feature brothers playing against each other.  Senior forward Darshawn McClellan’s younger brother, Steven, is a sophomore for the Warhawks.  Steven McClellan leads ULM in rebounding (7.3) and is third on the team in scoring (9.4).

This is the first of two meetings between the two teams.  The rematch will be on senior night at the Cajundome on February 25th.


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