La.-Lafeyette seeks revenge on CCU
Coastal Carolina (13-13, 7-7) vs. Louisiana-Lafayette (16-11, 7-7)
Cajun Dome, Lafayette, Louisiana; Thursday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Coastal Carolina goes for the season sweep over Louisiana-Lafayette after winning the previous matchup in Conway. The teams last played each other on Feb. 2, when the Chanticleers outshot Louisiana-Lafayette from the field 57.9 percent to 42.6 percent and hit six more 3-pointers en route to the 17-point victory.
SAVVY SENIORS: Louisiana-Lafayette’s Jakeenan Gant, Marcus Stroman and Jerekius Davis have combined to account for 50 percent of the team’s scoring this season, including 51 percent of all Ragin’ Cajuns points over the last five games.
CREATING OFFENSE: Stroman has either made or assisted on 40 percent of all Louisiana-Lafayette field goals over the last three games. The senior guard has accounted for 12 field goals and 20 assists in those games.
WINLESS WHEN: Coastal Carolina is 0-5 when scoring fewer than 61 points and 13-8 when scoring at least 61.
PERFECT WHEN: Louisiana-Lafayette is a perfect 6-0 when the team blocks at least six opposing shots. The Ragin’ Cajuns are 10-11 this season when they block fewer than six shots.
DID YOU KNOW: Louisiana-Lafayette is ranked second among Sun Belt teams with an average of 82 points per game.