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Louisiana travels to Carolina to play Coastal Thursday

Posted: 11:18 PM, Feb 27, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-28 00:18:58-05

CONWAY, S.C (Press Release) – Louisiana Women’s Basketball (7-18, 5-9 SBC) returns to the road for the first game of the Carolina swing with a visit to the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (15-10, 7-7 SBC) on Thursday, Feb. 28, with tip at the HTC Center scheduled for 5 p.m. CT.

HOW TO WATCH/LISTEN/FOLLOW: Thursday’s game will be broadcast on ESPN+ with Zeke Beam and John Peters calling the game and a link to the broadcast can be found on the Louisiana Women’s Basketball schedule page. Steve Peloquin will handle the radio call, with the game being broadcast on ESPN 1420AM. Live stats will be provided by the Coastal Carolina Athletic Department and a link to the live stats can be found on the Louisiana Women’s Basketball schedule page.

PREVIEWING THE GAME: This is the second meeting of the season between Coastal Carolina and Louisiana with the Chanticleers having visited the CAJUNDOME on Feb. 2, in a game that Coastal won 76-58. Louisiana will be visiting the HTC Center for only the second time in program history, with the previous visit coming on Feb. 25, 2017 in a game that the Chanticleers won.

Coastal enters the game having won its previous four games and the Chanticleers have won seven out of its last eight games. All-time the series is tied at 2-2, with Louisiana sitting at 0-1 at Coastal, 1-1 in Lafayette, La., and 1-0 in Myrtle Beach, S.C., in the first meeting between the two programs back in 2003.

REVIEWING THE PREVIOUS GAME: Louisiana dropped a tough game at the CAJUNDOME against the Texas State Bobcats, 71-65, in a game that the Ragin’ Cajuns led through the first three quarters before the Bobcats caught and passed Louisiana in the fourth quarter, in what was Louisiana’s previous game, played on Feb. 23.

Louisiana did shoot 44 percent from the field in the game, but Texas State’s Toshua Leavitt scored 18-second half points to help Texas State come away with the win.

During the game freshman guard Brandi Williams scored in bunches, finishing with a team-high 22 points on 7-for-12 shooting from the field. She made her money from beyond the arc, shooting 4-for-7 from three-point land.

Williams also grabbed seven rebounds, and she was joined by sophomore center Ty’Reona Doucet’s seven rebound, 13-point performance from off the bench as the two top performers for Louisiana.  Sophomore guard Jomyra Mathis and junior forward Kendall Bess each moved the ball well for Louisiana, with each recorded three assists in the game.