Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs. Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns Pick-Odds-Prediction - 3/6/14
Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns (19-10) at Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (19-10)
College Basketball: Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 8:00 pm (EA Diddle Arena)
The Line: Western Kentucky Hilltoppers -4 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN Game Plan
The Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns head to EA Diddle Arena to face the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers.
On one hand Louisiana-Lafayette controls their own fate with two games remaining with a win having them in line for second. On the other hand a loss and a spot in the top four is in question but ULL is playing their best basketball of the year with wins in seven of ten after routing South Alabama 102-74 Sunday. This was over quick with the Ragin' Cajuns ahead by 23 at the break and never looking back behind nearly 62% marksmanship.Bryant Mbamalu led the scoring spree with 32 points and eleven boards with Shawn Long adding 20 points and 10 rebounds followed by JJ Davenport with eleven points.
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Western Kentucky currently sits in second in the Sun Belt but their position is tedious at best with Louisiana-Lafayette and Georgia State left to play. The Hilltoppers could have put themselves in a far better position with a win at Texas-Arlington but it was not to be with the Mavericks winning 80-73 on Saturday with WKY squandering a ten point half time lead. The Hilltoppers stayed close with ten bombs while UTA sank a few more field goals and eight more free throws. TJ Price gave the offense 17 points and five yanks with 14 points coming from Brandon Harris while George Fant, Caden Dickerson and Trency Jackson netting eleven points apiece.
Western Kentucky has really played things close in 2013-14 and Louisiana-Lafayette needs this game in a big way. Desperate? Both better be with every team capable of winning anywhere...