BOONE, North Carolina –A fourth-quarter surge from the Louisiana offense wasn’t enough to overcome a slow start as the Ragin’ Cajuns fell on the road to App State, 55-46, Thursday night.
Louisiana (11-4, 3-2 Sun Belt) struggled to find its rhythm, finishing 22 for 57 (38.6%) from the field and without a 3-pointer made. In addition to poor shooting performance, the team turned the ball over 25 times, which App State converted to 26 points.
Although the offense didn’t click, the Ragin’ Cajuns did a great job on the glass as they outscored the Mountaineers, 40-28, and possessed a 10-4 advantage in second-chance points.
Senior Ty’Reona Doucet was a bright spot, notching his third straight double-double with a game-high 19 points and 14 rebounds. Makayia Hallmon was the only other double-digit Cajun with 14 points.
Louisiana scored 14 points in the third quarter, matching its entire first half point production, and fell five points before App State (8-8, 2-1 Sun Belt) ended the period on a 13-4 run to take a 40-28 lead after three.
Trailing 46-36 in the final media timeout, Louisiana picked up the momentum and cut the deficit to three (48-45) when Hallmon hit a jumper in the paint with 1:06 left. It was as close as the Cajuns got, however, as the Mountaineers took advantage of several trips to the free throw line in the final minute to claim the 55-46 victory.
With Saturday’s game against Coastal Carolina canceled due to COVID-19, Louisiana will not play again until Saturday, January 29, when it hosts rival ULM State at CAJUNDOME. The contest is scheduled to end at 2 p.m. and will be broadcast live on ESPN+.
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