Louisiana's Ragin' Cajun men's basketball team opened-up Sun Belt Conference play with a victory on Saturday, defeating the FAU Owls, 67-55, at the Cajundome.

Louisiana led it at the half, 36-29, and then coasted to the 12-point victory, as FAU was only able to get within six points in the second half.

UL out-shot FAU from the field, 46%-37%, and were also able to out-rebound the Owls by a 40-35 count.

Darshawn McClellan paced four Cajuns in double-digits, with 15 points, while Alan-Michael Thompson added 12.

Josh Brown contributed a team-high eight rebounds for UL.

In a losing cause for the Owls, they were led by 15 points of Greg Gantt.

The victory was the fifth-straight at home for the Cajuns, wo are now 6-1 at home this season.

With the win, the Cajuns improved to 7-8 overall, and 1-0 in Sun Belt Conference play, while FAU dropped to 4-10, and 0-1, respectively.

UL sophomore forward J.J. Thomas

 

The game box score is courtesy of ragincajuns.com.

 

Florida Atlantic vs Louisiana
12/31/11 4:15 p.m. at Lafayette, La. (Cajundome)

Florida Atlantic 55

Total 3-point Rebounds
## Player p fgm-fga fgm-fga ftm-fta off-def tot pf tp a to blk stl min
04 Mattison, Andre f 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
21 McCoy, Jordan f 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 17
52 White, Kore f 4-12 0-1 2-3 3-2 5 0 10 1 0 2 0 27
02 Taylor, Raymond g 2-8 0-4 0-0 1-0 1 5 4 1 2 0 3 21
25 Bertone, Pablo g 3-7 0-1 2-3 1-2 3 2 8 0 0 1 0 18
01 Richardson, Shavar - 0-2 0-1 0-0 0-1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 4
05 Tucker, Alex - 3-8 0-2 0-0 0-5 5 2 6 3 0 0 1 24
10 Mavin, Dennis - 1-4 0-0 4-7 0-4 4 3 6 0 3 0 0 17
13 Floyd, Jelani - 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0+
22 Gantt, Greg - 6-13 2-4 1-2 3-0 3 3 15 0 2 0 0 25
31 Grier, Omari - 0-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9
44 Penn, Kelvin - 3-3 0-0 0-1 3-6 9 2 6 0 0 0 4 35
TM TEAM - - - - 4-0 4 - - - - - - -
Totals.............. - 22-60 2-13 9-16 15-20 35 18 55 5 8 3 9 200
36.7% 15.4% 56.3%
Team summary: FG 3FG FT
1st Half: 10-24 2-6 7-10
41.7% 33.3% 70.0%
2nd Half: 12-36 0-7 2-6
33.3% 0.0% 33.3%

Louisiana 67

Total 3-point Rebounds
## Player p fgm-fga fgm-fga ftm-fta off-def tot pf tp a to blk stl min
21 McClellan, Darshawn f 4-7 2-2 5-7 4-3 7 2 15 2 2 1 0 33
23 Coleby, Kadeem c 3-5 0-0 0-0 1-5 6 4 6 1 4 4 0 26
00 Mbamalu, Bryant g 1-6 0-1 1-1 0-2 2 2 3 2 2 0 0 25
01 Brown, Josh g 5-10 0-1 0-0 4-4 8 0 10 1 0 3 1 28
22 Andrews, Raymone g 2-5 1-2 5-5 1-2 3 3 10 3 0 0 0 31
02 Payton, Elfrid - 1-5 0-1 1-2 1-3 4 2 3 2 4 1 0 18
03 Jackson, Darnell - 1-2 0-1 1-2 0-2 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 8
05 Thomas, J.J. - 6-9 0-0 0-1 1-2 3 1 12 0 2 0 1 22
13 Thompson, Alan-Micha - 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0+
15 Perez, David - 2-4 1-2 0-0 0-1 1 3 5 0 0 0 0 9
TM TEAM - - - - 2-2 4 - - - - - - -
Totals.............. - 25-54 4-10 13-18 14-26 40 17 67 11 14 9 2 200
46.3% 40.0% 72.2%
Team summary: FG 3FG FT
1st Half: 12-28 3-6 9-12
42.9% 50.0% 75.0%
2nd Half: 13-26 1-4 4-6
50.0% 25.0% 66.7%

Score by Periods 1st 2nd Total
Florida Atlantic 29 26 55 Record: (4-10, 0-1 SBC)
Louisiana 36 31 67 Record: (7-8, 1-0 SBC)

Officials: Lee Cassell, Frank Raposo, Jerry Heater
Technical fouls: Florida Atlantic-None. Louisiana-None.
Attendance: 3379