Troy Dismantles Cajuns, 71-52
As good as Louisiana’s Ragin’ Cajuns were on Thursday against North Texas, they were that bad Saturday night in Troy, Alabama.
The Trojans deliberate offense frustrated the Cajuns’ defense all night long and, combined with a poor shooting night, spelled doom for Louisiana as they fell to the Trojans, 71-52.
Louisiana (8-16, 4-9 Sun Belt) never got untracked after the first ten minutes as the Trojans outscored Louisiana 19-9 in the second ten to take a 33-23 lead.
The Cajuns cut the lead to six, but back to back three pointers pushed the Trojans (10-13-, 5-7) lead back to twelve and the Cajuns were only able to get within five points after that.
Once the Trojans got the lead, the team with the best assist/turnover ratio in the league showed how dangerous they could be with the league as they continuously milked the shot clock and were frequently rewarded with points on their possessions.
The Trojans had, as usual, balanced scoring, with Tevin Calhoun leading the way with 15 points, while Ray Chambers added ten off the bench. For the Cajuns, Bryant Mbamalu had 16 off the bench for Louisiana, while Elfrid Payton and Alan-Michael Thompson each had eleven.
Louisiana will now have a week off before entertaining Louisiana-Monroe a week from Sunday at 7:15 at the Cajundome.