La.-Lafeyette looks to end streak vs Troy
Troy (5-9, 1-2) vs. Louisiana-Lafayette (5-9, 0-3)
Cajun Dome, Lafayette, Louisiana; Saturday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Troy looks to extend Louisiana-Lafayette’s conference losing streak to five games. Louisiana-Lafayette’s last Sun Belt win came against the Arkansas State Red Wolves 90-87 on March 9, 2019. Troy fell short in a 79-63 game at Louisiana-Monroe in its last outing.
STEPPING UP: Jalen Johnson is averaging 15.4 points and 6.5 rebounds to lead the charge for the Ragin’ Cajuns. Complementing Johnson is Cedric Russell, who is accounting for 14.1 points per game. The Trojans are led by Darian Adams, who is averaging 12.9 points.
DEFENSIVE IMPROVEMENTS: The Ragin’ Cajuns have given up only 69.3 points per game to Sun Belt opponents so far, an improvement from the 78.2 per game they allowed in non-conference play.
KEY FACILITATOR: Mylik Wilson has made or assisted on 41 percent of all Louisiana-Lafayette field goals over the last three games. Wilson has accounted for 16 field goals and 11 assists in those games.
YET TO WIN: The Trojans are 0-8 when they allow 70 or more points and 5-1 when they hold opponents to anything under 70 points. The Ragin’ Cajuns are 0-8 when they score 67 points or fewer and 5-1 when they exceed 67.
STREAK STATS: Louisiana-Lafayette has lost its last three home games, scoring an average of 66.7 points while giving up 71.3.
DID YOU KNOW: Troy is rated second among Sun Belt teams with an offensive rebound percentage of 32.7 percent. The Trojans have averaged 13.3 offensive boards per game.