LAFAYETTE — The Louisiana-Lafayette men’s basketball team begins the neutral-site portion of the MGM Grand Main Event at 5 p.m. Monday when it faces Milwaukee for the first time.
The Ragin’ Cajuns (1-2) will try to even their record after dropping decisions on the road last week at Tulsa and Auburn.
The Cajuns and Milwaukee (1-3) are joined by Tuesday’s opponent, Oral Roberts (1-2), in the middleweight bracket of the Main Event. The heavyweight bracket features Oregon State, Oklahoma State, Tulsa and Auburn.
Last time out, Auburn hit 11 3-pointers and outscored the Cajuns 60-42 in the second half on its way to a 105-80 win Friday in Alabama.
The Cajuns put five players in double figures, led by Brian Williams’ 18 points and seven rebounds. But the Cajuns were just 3-of-15 from 3-point range and surrendered 20 turnovers to the Tigers.
Jay Wright, Johnathan Stove and Bryce Washington all had 11 points off the bench. Xavian Rimmer finished with 10 points.
After Tuesday’s game against Oral Roberts, the Cajuns will take a breather for Thanksgiving before hosting Jackson State on Dec. 3 in the Cajundome.