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Cajuns set to face South Alabama in Sun Belt Tournament opener

Posted: 10:04 PM, Mar 12, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-13 21:38:24-04

LAFAYETTE (Press Release) – The Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns men’s basketball team will open play in the 2019 Sun Belt Conference Championships on Thursday against No. 8-seeded South Alabama in the second round at New Orleans’ Lakefront Arena.

Tipoff is scheduled for 5 p.m., and will be streamed live on ESPN+.

South Alabama (16-16) advanced to the second round after earning a 75-67 win over No. 9 seeded Arkansas State on Tuesday at the Mitchell Center.

Louisiana (19-12), the No. 5 seed in the 10-team field, earned an 88-84 victory over South Alabama in a game that featured 11 ties and 19 lead changes. JaKeenan Gant scored a team-high 28 points and led four players in double figures for the Ragin’ Cajuns.

SUN BELT CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT TICKETS AVAILABLE
• Tickets booklets for the 2019 Sun Belt Conference Tournament, scheduled for March 13-17 at New Orleans’ Lakefront Arena, are currently on sale on-line at RaginCajuns.com, using Account Manager, or by visiting the Louisiana Athletics Ticket Office Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
• For more information, call the Louisiana Athletics Ticket Office at (337) 265-2357.

2019 SUN BELT MEN’S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE
Tuesday, March 12 (First Round at Campus Sites)
Game 1 – No. 8 South Alabama 75, No. 9 Arkansas State 67
Game 2 – No. 7 ULM 89, No. 10 Appalachian State

Thursday, March 14 (Second Round at Lakefront Arena)
Game 3 – South Alabama vs. No. 5 Louisiana (ESPN+), 5 p.m.
Game 4 – ULM vs. No. 6 Coastal Carolina (ESPN+), 7:30 p.m.

Friday, March 15 (Quarterfinals at Lakefront Arena)
Game 5 – Game 3 Winner vs. No. 4 Texas State (ESPN+), 5 p.m.
Game 6 – Game 4 Winner vs. No. 3 Georgia Southern (ESPN+), 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 16 (Semifinals at Lakefront Arena)
Game 7 – Game 5 Winner vs. No. 1 Georgia State (ESPN+), 3 p.m.
Game 8 – Game 6 Winner vs. No. 2 UTA (ESPN+), 5:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 17 (Championship at Lakefront Arena)
Game 9 – Game 7 Winner vs. Game 8 Winner (ESPN2), 1 p.m.

All Times are Central and Subject to Change