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Warhawks Can't Overcome Halftime Deficit Saturday
Courtesy: ulmwarhawks.com
         
Release: January 07, 2017
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THE RUNDOWN

Score: Louisiana 69, ULM 60  

Teams: ULM (6-10, 0-3 SBC)

             Louisiana (12-4, 2-1 SBC)

Location: Cajundome/Lafayette, La.

Lafayette, La. – The ULM men’s basketball team could not overcome a 12-point halftime deficit on Saturday night as they fell to the Ragin Cajuns of Louisiana 69-60 inside the Cajundome.

THE TURNING POINT                                                     

-The Warhawks came out of the second half shooting red hot and hitting six of their first nine shots to open the half to cut the deficit to within two points, however they would get no closer as the Cajuns kept the Warhawks at bay.

NOTABLES

-Marvin Jean-Pierre paced the Warhawks on Saturday with 16 points, including 12 in the second half. Jean-Pierre was 7-of-14 from the floor and grabbed five rebounds and had a season-high five steals to become the first Warhawk this season to accomplish that feat.

-Jordon Harris added 14 points in the loss Saturday, making 6-of-13 field goals while adding a pair of steals as he now has a steal in 10 games so far this season.

-Even though the Warhawks lost the rebounding battle (44-31) they were still able to defeat the Ragin Cajuns in points in the paint by a 34-24 margin and second chance points 12-9.  

-The Warhawks and Ragin Cajuns met for the 74th time on Saturday in Lafayette. Overall the Ragin Cajuns now have a 48-26 advantage in the series.

-The Cajuns had four players score in double figures on Saturday, highlighted by junior Bryce Washington who had 10 points but added a career best 21 rebounds for his 13th double-double of the campaign.   

QUOTABLES

Head Coach Keith Richard

Thought on the game: We fought hard, got it to the last media timeout with the game in balance on the road. Unfortunately, we didn't close well but feel like we are not far off from winning.  We've got to keep working hard this week in practice to get there. 

UP NEXT

-Following Saturday night’s loss, the Warhawks return home for the first time in 2017 next weekend to battle Georgia State inside Fant-Ewing Coliseum. Tipoff will be at 4:00 p.m. next Saturday following the ULM women's game, also against the Panthers.