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2013–14 Louisiana–Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns men's basketball team

The 2013–14 Louisiana–Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns men's basketball team represented the University of Louisiana at Lafayette during the 2013–14 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Ragin' Cajuns, led by fourth year head coach Bob Marlin, played their home games at the Cajundome and were members of the Sun Belt Conference. They finished the season 23–12, 11–7 in Sun Belt play to finish in third place. They were champions of the Sun Belt Conference Tournament to earn an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament where they lost in the second round to Creighton.

2013–14 Louisiana–Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns men's basketball
Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns wordmark.svg
Sun Belt Tournament Champions
Sun Belt Tournament, Championship (W, Georgia State 82-81 OT)
NCAA Tournament, Second Round (L, Creighton 66-76)
ConferenceSun Belt Conference
2013–14 record23–12 (11–7 Sun Belt)
Head coachBob Marlin (4th season)
Assistant coachNeil Hardin
Assistant coachKevin Johnson
Assistant coachGus Hauser
Home stadiumCajundome
Seasons
2013–14 Sun Belt Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Georgia State 17 1   .944     25 9   .735
WKU 12 6   .667     21 11   .656
Louisiana–Lafayette 11 7   .611     23 12   .657
Arkansas State 10 8   .556     19 13   .594
Arkansas–Little Rock 9 9   .500     15 17   .469
Texas–Arlington 9 9   .500     15 17   .469
Louisiana–Monroe 7 11   .389     10 17   .370
Troy 6 12   .333     11 20   .355
South Alabama 5 13   .278     11 20   .355
Texas State 4 14   .222     8 23   .258
2014 Sun Belt Conference Tournament winner

RosterEdit

2013–14 Louisiana–Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns Men's Basketball Roster
Number Name Position Height Weight Year Hometown
0 Bryant Mbamulu Guard 6–2 194 Senior Houston, Texas
1 Luka Kamber Forward 6–7 208 Freshman Berlin, Germany
2 Elfrid Payton Guard 6–3 190 Junior Gretna, Louisiana
3 Xavian Rimmer Guard 6–2 225 Junior Piney Woods, Mississippi
4 Steven Wronkoski Guard 6–5 190 Sophomore Hammond, Louisiana
5 Kasey Shepherd Guard 6–3 178 Sophomore Houston, Texas
11 Donovan Williams Guard 6–0 189 Junior Cecilia, Louisiana
21 Shawn Long Forward 6–9 245 Sophomore Morgan City, Louisiana
22 Elridge Moore Forward 6–5 205 Senior New Orleans, Louisiana
23 Hayward Register Guard 6–2 170 Freshman Lafayette, Louisiana
31 Kevin Brown Guard 6–1 200 Junior Houston, Texas
32 Aaron LeBlanc Forward 6–5 195 Junior Charenton, Louisiana
33 Vieux Kande Center 6–8 240 Freshman Dakar, Senegal
35 Braylon Lazare Forward 6–5 220 Senior Baton Rouge, Louisiana
44 J.J. Davenport Center 6–6 325 Junior Abbeville, Louisiana

ScheduleEdit

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Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
11/04/2013*
7:15 pm
William Carey W 75–60 
Cajundome (N/A)
Lafayette, Louisiana
Regular season
11/09/2013*
2:00 pm
Louisiana College W 101–67  1–0
Cajundome (2,787)
Lafayette, Louisiana
11/12/2013*
7:05 pm
McNeese State W 92–66  2–0
Cajundome (3,071)
Lafayette, Louisiana
11/15/2013*
7:05 pm
at Arkansas
Maui Invitational
L 63–76  2–1
Bud Walton Arena (12,780)
Fayetteville, Arkansas
11/17/2013*
4:00 pm
at No. 23 Baylor
Maui Invitational
L 68–87  2–2
Ferrell Center (5,290)
Waco, Texas
11/23/2013*
5:30 pm
vs. Oakland
Maui Invitational
W 84–75  3–2
HTC Center (1,550)
Conway, South Carolina
11/24/2013*
11:30 am
vs. Coastal Carolina
Maui Invitational
W 73–69  4–2
HTC Center (1,413)
Conway, South Carolina
11/27/2013*
7:05 pm
Northwestern State W 105–74  5–2
Cajundome (3,153)
Lafayette, Louisiana
12/04/2013*
6:30 pm
at Louisiana Tech W 89–80  6–2
Thomas Assembly Center (4,085)
Ruston, Louisiana
12/07/2013*
12:00 pm
at No. 7 Louisville L 74–113  6–3
KFC Yum! Center (20,141)
Louisville, Kentucky
12/14/2013*
7:05 pm
Houston W 79–76 OT 7–3
Cajundome (3,069)
Lafayette, Louisiana
12/17/2013*
7:05 pm
Centenary W 103–69  8–3
Cajundome (3,382)
Lafayette, Louisiana
12/19/2013*
7:30 pm
at Jackson State L 70–73  8–4
Williams Assembly Center (891)
Jackson, Mississippi
12/30/2013*
7:05 pm
Central Methodist W 90–58  9–4
Cajundome (2,625)
Lafayette, Louisiana
01/04/2014
4:00 pm
at Louisiana–Monroe L 98–103 2OT 9–5 (0–1)
Fant–Ewing Coliseum (1,482)
Monroe, Louisiana
01/11/2014
2:00 pm
Texas–Arlington L 70–90  10–5 (1–1)
Cajundome (2,731)
Lafayette, Louisiana
01/13/2014
6:00 pm
Texas State W 81–58  11–5 (2–1)
Cajundome (2,039)
Lafayette, Louisiana
01/16/2014
7:05 pm
at South Alabama L 73–81  11–6 (2–2)
Mitchell Center (2,193)
Mobile, Alabama
01/18/2014
7:30 pm
at Troy W 72–59  12–6 (3–2)
Trojan Arena (1,738)
Troy, Alabama
01/23/2014
7:15 pm
Georgia State L 70–77  12–7 (3–3)
Cajundome (3,729)
Lafayette, Louisiana
01/25/2014
4:15 pm
WKU L 70–79  12–8 (3–4)
Cajundome (4,998)
Lafayette, Louisiana
01/30/2014
7:00 pm
at Arkansas–Little Rock L 69–80  12–9 (3–5)
Jack Stephens Center (3,412)
Little Rock, Arkansas
02/01/2014
7:15 pm
Louisiana–Monroe W 66–50  13–9 (4–5)
Cajundome (4,685)
Lafayette, Louisiana
02/06/2014
7:30 pm
at Texas–Arlington W 92–89  14–9 (5–5)
College Park Center (1,208)
Arlington, Texas
02/08/2014
4:30 pm
at Texas State W 67–66  15–9 (6–5)
Strahan Coliseum (2,963)
San Marcos, Texas
02/13/2014
7:05 pm
Arkansas–Little Rock W 93–87 2OT 16–9 (7–5)
Cajundome (3,624)
Lafayette, Louisiana
02/15/2014
7:15 pm
Arkansas State W 85–67  17–9 (8–5)
Cajundome (4,223)
Lafayette, Louisiana
02/20/2014
7:05 pm
Troy W 78–63  18–9 (9–5)
Cajundome (3,466)
Lafayette, Louisiana
02/22/2014
7:30 pm
at Georgia State L 77–80  18–10 (9–6)
GSU Sports Arena (2,890)
Atlanta, Georgia
03/02/2014
3:00 pm
South Alabama W 102–74  19–10 (10–6)
Cajundome (3,487)
Lafayette, Louisiana
03/06/2014
7:00 pm
at WKU L 72–75  19–11 (10–7)
E. A. Diddle Arena (4,810)
Bowling Green, Kentucky
03/08/2014
7:15 pm
Arkansas State W 77–76  20–11 (11–7)
Convocation Center (3,275)
Jonesboro, Arkansas
Sun Belt Tournament
03/14/2014
8:30 pm, Sun Belt Network
vs. Texas–Arlington
Quarterfinals
W 91–85  21–11
Lakefront Arena (N/A)
New Orleans, Louisiana
03/15/2014
4:30 pm, Sun Belt Network
vs. WKU
Semifinals
W 73–72  22–11
Lakefront Arena (N/A)
New Orleans, Louisiana
03/16/2014
12:00 pm, ESPN2
vs. Georgia State
Championship
W 82–81 OT 23–11
Lakefront Arena (N/A)
New Orleans, Louisiana
NCAA Tournament
03/21/2014*
2:10 pm, truTV
No. (14 W) vs. No. 16 (3 W) Creighton
Second round
L 66–76  23–12
AT&T Center (12,663)
San Antonio, Texas
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll, (#) denotes seed within region W=West. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Central Time.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2013-14 Men's Basketball Schedule". Ragin Cajuns. University of Louisiana at Lafayette. 2013. Retrieved November 13, 2013.