Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns vs. South Alabama Jaguars Pick-Odds-Prediction - 3/2/14
South Alabama Jaguars (9-19) at Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns (18-10)
College Basketball: Sunday, March 2, 2014 at 4:00 pm (Cajundome)
The Line: Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns -9.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN Full Court
The South Alabama Jaguars take the floor with the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns at the Cajundome.
With only three games remaining, South Alabama looks to escape the conference basement and perhaps move up a notch or two in the standings which might be easier said then done. The Jaguars aren't getting blown out but either the offense or defense has performed just well enough to lose. Having said that, USA had little go their way in a 71-54 defeat at Louisiana-Monroe where a 21 point second half led to defeat. The Jaguars were outgunned 51%-37.7% and were done in by a 3-21 effort on threes. Leading scorer Augustine Rubit tossed in 14 points and snared six boards with Mychal Ammons adding nine points and nine pulls.
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Louisiana-Lafayette controls their own fate with a fourth place finish a lock if they win two of the three remaining games while sweeping the schedule could see the team rise as high as second. ULL has risen from the middle of the conference with six straight victories before losing to Georgia State 80-77 on Saturday as they squandered an eight point half time lead. The Ragin' Cajuns rode a 10-25 performance on threes to stay close to the 49% shooting Panthers. Shawn Long gave ULL a game high 22 points and eight boards while Bryant Mbamalu tossed in 19 followed by Elfrid Payton and Xavian Rimmer netted 13 and ten points with Payton posting eight assists.
I believe South Alabama is better then their record but when they need offense there is not enough and when defense is needed, there is not enough. If this trend continues they will certainly lose this but hopefully they cover...