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Head coach Bob Marlin center, talks to the team before the start of UL menÕs basketball practice at Cajundome on Wednesday, November 3, 2021 in Lafayette, La..

The UL men’s basketball team won’t have much time to process a 76-44 road loss at Indiana on Sunday night.

On Tuesday, coach Bob Marlin’s Ragin’ Cajuns will play a 6 p.m. road game against Marshall in West Virginia.

Both teams are 3-1 after Sunday’s games. While the Cajuns were falling at Indiana, the Thundering Herd beat Jackson State 88-60.

Shooting continues to be a major issue for the Cajuns. UL shot 11.7% from the field in the first half at Indiana. The quartet of Jordan Brown, Theo Akwuba, Kobe Julien and Greg Williams combined to make 8 of 48 shots for the game.

Not a single UL player made more than half his shots in the game. As a team, UL shot 19.2% from the field. It was even worse from the 3-point line, making just two of 20 shots beyond the arc for 10%.

The shooting at the free-throw line also was a disappointment, missing 10 of 24 attempts for 58.3%.

The lone bright spot was committing only 12 turnovers along with 10 steals. Indiana had 27 turnovers and collected five steals.

Marshall is coached by Dan D’Antoni, who is a former Marshall player and whose brother, Mike, is a former NBA head coach.

The Thundering Herd is averaging 80.3 points a game, shooting 44.7% from the field and 25.5% from 3-point land this season. Defensively, Marshall’s opponents are shooting 41.3% from the field and 36.6% from 3-point land.

Marshall’s three wins are over Wright State, Milligan and Jackson State, while the loss was 67-65 to Campbell.

Taevion Kinsey is the leading scorer at 19.3 points and 5.0 rebounds a game, followed by Darius George at 14.8 points and 6.8 rebounds, and Obinna Anochili-Killen at 12.8 points and 8.0 board a game.


Email Kevin Foote at kfoote@theadvocate.com.