The Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns get together with the No.1-seeded Little Rock Trojans in the third round of the SBC tournament at Lakefront Arena. The game gets underway at 2:00 pm ET on Saturday, Mar. 12 and will air on ES3. A couple more wins and one of these teams could be dancing in the March Madness Bracket Contest.
The Trojans were beaten by Appalachian State 69-63 in their last game. Josh Hagins was the team’s high scorer, contributing 15. The Ragin’ Cajuns, meanwhile, are coming off a 90-68 win over South Alabama in the 2. Shawn Long led the game in scoring with 34 points on 13-for-20 shooting.
Based on each team’s statistical profile, the turnover story could loom large in this showdown. Louisiana-Lafayette commits the 32nd-fewest errors in the nation (TO% of 17.7%), while Little Rock’s ball-hawking defense causes the seventh-most (opponents’ TO% of 21.6%).
The Trojans have won both contests against the Ragin’ Cajuns this season, but dropped their most recent game, a 68-64 blowout. Long was the game’s leading scorer with 34 points.
Little Rock and Louisiana-Lafayette hold winning records against the Sun Belt Conference this season. The Little Rock Trojans sit at 17-3 SU and the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns have a 13-8 record.
The Little Rock Trojans rank 87th for their offensive rating of 109.9. The Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns have a defensive rating of 102.3 (ranked 49th).
With 64.5 possessions and 1.099 points per possession, the Little Rock Trojans perform worse on both metrics than the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns. Louisiana-Lafayette averages 71.9 possessions and 1.112 points per possession.
The Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns average an effective field goal percentage of 49.6% this season. The Little Rock Trojans have a winning 4-2 record in games where opponents have an eFG% of 49.6% or greater.
On average, the Little Rock Trojans attempt 19.0 three point field goals per game and the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns attempt 21.0. In games where they attempt at least 20 threes, Little Rock has a dazzling 13-3 record, while Louisiana-Lafayette is 10-7.
Ranked seventh in the nation, Louisiana-Lafayette averages 41.8 rebounds per game. Little Rock ranks lower at 280th with 34.0 RPG.
Louisiana-Lafayette ranks fifth in offensive rebounding, placing it among the best in the nation. Little Rock ranks a poor 232nd in defensive rebounds.
Though Little Rock is one of the best in the country in forcing turnovers with opponents averaging a TO% of 21.6% (ranked seventh), Louisiana-Lafayette is undefeated (4-0) when its TO% is 21.6% or greater.
The Boston Celtics (1-3) and Washington Wizards (3-1) will be playing at the TD Garden. Action begins at 7:30 pm ET on Friday, Nov. 6 and can be seen on CNE, WA2, C+ and C+D.
The Celtics are hoping for a better outcome after their 100-98 loss to the Pacers on Wednesday. Isaiah Thomas was the game’s leading scorer with 27 points. The Wizards, meanwhile, are coming off a 102-99 win against the Spurs on Wednesday. John Wall claimed his second double-double of the season with 17 points and 13 assists.
The Celtics are a slim two-point favorite at home against Washington. The Over/Under (O/U) is sitting at 202 points for this matchup. The Celtics enter this game with records of 1-3 Straight Up (SU) and Against The Spread (ATS). The Celtics are one of the best in the NBA in terms of free throw percentage, shooting an impressive .837 from the free throw line. Boston is one of the best passing teams in the league with an average of 23.8 assists per game. Crossing over to the defensive side of the court, opponents have consistently had the ball stolen by the Celtics, who rank fourth in the league in steals per game with 10.2. Boston is one of the league’s top scoring teams off turnovers with an average of 25.0 points per game.
Over on the other bench, the Wizards have 3-1 SU and 2-2 ATS records. The Wizards allow very few three-pointers on defense with 7.0 given up per game.
The conference foes will be squaring off for the first time this season. In their previous head-to-head meeting, Washington came out on top, bringing the head-to-head record to an even 5-5 SU over the last 10 meetings. With a 6-4 record, the Wizards have the advantage ATS.
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