Ragin’ Cajun Football kicks off September 1st against Grambling at Cajun Field. The Louisiana Ragin’ Cajun Basketball Team announced their non-conference schedule on Monday (8/20). Highlighting the non-conference schedule are road games against Kansas and Tennessee, two of the top three teams in ESPN’s Basketball Power Index. (BPI) Also highlighting the 2018-2019 schedule is a Thanksgiving Week appearance at the Gulf Coast Showcase in Florida along with three in-state road games.
Louisiana, which released its home schedule last week highlighted by contests against Southern (Dec. 1) and Louisiana Tech (Dec. 15) in non-conference play, will open its road schedule on Nov. 9 against Tennessee in the NIT Season Tipoff.
“It’s a challenging schedule that will test us early with games at top-10 programs Tennessee and Kansas in the first two weeks of the season,” head coach Bob Marlin said. “The Gulf Coast Showcase will be an opportunity for us to play three games in a row against quality teams. It’s always good preparation for us in getting ready for the Sun Belt Conference Tournament. Our fans and alums outside of the Lafayette area will have a chance to watch us play in-state games in New Orleans, Lake Charles and Hammond after Thanksgiving and heading into (SBC) conference play.”