2021–22 Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns men's basketball team

The 2021–22 Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns men's basketball team represented the University of Louisiana at Lafayette during the 2021–22 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Ragin' Cajuns, led by twelfth-year head coach Bob Marlin, played their home games at the Cajundome as members of the Sun Belt Conference.

2021–22 Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns men's basketball
Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns wordmark.svg
ConferenceSun Belt Conference
DivisionWest Division
Record16–15 (8–9 Sun Belt)
Head coach
Assistant coaches
Home arenaCajundome
Seasons
2021–22 Sun Belt Conference men's basketball standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   PCT W   L   PCT
Texas State 12 3   .800 21 8   .724
Appalachian State 12 6   .667 19 15   .559
Georgia State 9 5   .643 18 11   .621
Troy 10 6   .625 20 12   .625
South Alabama 9 7   .563 21 12   .636
Arkansas State 8 7   .533 18 11   .621
Coastal Carolina 8 8   .500 19 14   .576
Louisiana 8 9   .471 16 15   .516
UT Arlington 7 10   .412 11 18   .379
Georgia Southern 5 11   .313 13 16   .448
Louisiana–Monroe 5 13   .278 13 18   .419
Little Rock 3 11   .214 9 19   .321
2022 Sun Belt Tournament winner

Previous seasonEdit

The Ragin' Cajuns finished the 2020–21 season 17–9,[1] 10–7 in Sun Belt play to finish second in the conference's Western Division.[2] The Cajuns proceeded to the Sun Belt Conference Men's Basketball Tournament. After receiving a first-round bye, they ultimately lost to the Georgia State Panthers.

OffseasonEdit

DeparturesEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Cedric Russell 0 G 6'2" 190 Senior Alexandria, Louisiana Graduated
Devin Butts 1 G 6'6" 180 Sophomore Macon, Georgia Released/Quit
Jacobi Gordon 5 F 6'7" 220 Junior Houston, Texas Transfer to Florida Memorial
Mylik Wilson 13 G 6'3" 175 Sophomore Rayville, Louisiana Transfer to Texas Tech
Chris Spenkuch 25 F 6'7" 195 Sophomore Pembroke Pines, Florida Transfer to Cowley

TransfersEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Old School
Jalen Dalcourt 5 G 6'1" 160 Junior Lafayette, Louisiana San Jose State
Greg Williams, Jr. 13 G 6'3" 205 Junior Lafayette, Louisiana St. John's
Jordan Brown 21 F 6'11" 225 Sophomore Roseville, California Arizona
Antwann Jones 25 G 6'6" 220 Sophomore Orlando, Florida Creighton

RecruitingEdit

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Joe Charles
Forward
Carencro, LA Carencro HS 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Nov 11, 2020 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A
Carter Domingue
Guard
Lafayette, LA St. Thomas More Catholic HS 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Jul 14, 2019 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "Louisiana 2021-22 Basketball Commits". ESPN.com. Retrieved November 13, 2021.
  • "2021-22 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved November 13, 2021.

RosterEdit

2021–22 Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
F 1 Joe Charles 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Fr Carencro HS Carencro, Louisiana
G 2 Michael Thomas 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 160 lb (73 kg) Fr Hamilton Christian Lake Charles, Louisiana
G 3 Trajan Wesley 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Jr Cypress Falls HS Navasota, Texas
F 4 Kobe Julien 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 215 lb (98 kg) RS Fr Madison Preparatory Baton Rouge, Louisiana
G 5 Jalen Dalcourt 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 160 lb (73 kg) Jr Lafayette HS
San Jose State
Lafayette, Louisiana
F 10 Theo Akwuba 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Jr Brewbaker Technology Magnet HS
Portland
Montgomery, Alabama
G 11 Durey Cadwell 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 185 lb (84 kg) So Klein Forest HS
Daytona State College
Houston, Texas
G 13 Greg Williams, Jr. 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Jr Lafayette Christian
St. John's
Lafayette, Louisiana
F 21 Jordan Brown 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 225 lb (102 kg) So Prolific Preparatory
Arizona
Roseville, California
G 22 Kentrell Garnett 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Fr Catholic HS Donaldsonville, Louisiana
F 23 Dou Gueye 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Sr Hachioji
Daytona State College
Dakar, Senegal
G 25 Antwann Jones 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 220 lb (100 kg) RS So Oak Ridge HS
Creighton
Orlando, Florida
F 35 Isaiah Richards 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Fr South Shore HS
Springfield Commonwealth
Brooklyn, New York
G 40 Carter Domingue 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Fr St. Thomas More Catholic HS Lafayette, Louisiana
G 41 Brayan Au 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Jr Anthony HS
Ranger College
Nuevo Casas Grandes, Mexico
G 55 Ty Harper 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Fr Santa Clarita Christian Norcross, Georgia
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster
Last update: 13 November 2021

Schedule and resultsEdit

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
10/24/2021*
2:00 p.m.
at No. 14 Alabama
Charity Exhibition
L 68–73 
 17  Julien   9  Brown   5  Williams Jr.  Coleman Coliseum (2,157)
Tuscaloosa, AL
Non-conference regular season
11/09/2021*
7:30 p.m., ESPN+
West Florida W 81–47  1–0
 14  Brown   9  Richards   4  Brown  Cajundome (2,069)
Lafayette, LA
11/12/2021*
7:00 p.m.
at Southern Miss W 66–45  2–0
 18  Williams Jr.   9  Brown   7  Williams Jr.  Reed Green Coliseum (3,575)
Hattiesburg, MS
11/17/2021*
7:00 p.m., ESPN+
Xavier (LA) W 84–72  3–0
 18  Brown   8  Akwuba   3  Julien  Cajundome (2,696)
Lafayette, LA
11/21/2021*
6:30 p.m., BTN
at Indiana L 44–76  3–1
 10  Brown   10  Akwuba   2  Brown  Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall (11,407)
Bloomington, IN
11/23/2021*
6:00 p.m., ESPN+
at Marshall L 79–93  3–2
 18  Williams Jr.   10  Akwuba   3  Gueye  Cam Henderson Center (4,111)
Huntington, WV
11/27/2021*
11:00 a.m., ESPN+
Jackson State L 70–75  3–3
 15  Julien   5  Tied   3  Jones  Cajundome (2,756)
Lafayette, LA
12/03/2021*
7:00 p.m., ESPN+
New Orleans W 80–67  4–3
 16  Wesley   13  Brown   4  Gueye  Cajundome (2,826)
Lafayette, LA
12/08/2021*
7:00 p.m., ESPN+
McNeese State W 83–68  5–3
 20  Julien   16  Brown   4  Tied  Cajundome (2,524)
Lafayette, LA
12/11/2021*
11:00 a.m., ESPNU
at Louisiana Tech L 69-78  5–4
 30  Brown   6  Brown   5  Tied  Thomas Assembly Center (2,603)
Ruston, LA
12/14/2021*
7:00 p.m., ESPN+
at No. 14 Houston L 56–71  5–5
 13  Brown   14  Brown   3  Julien  Fertitta Center (6,955)
Houston, TX
12/20/2021*
7:00 p.m., ESPN+
Loyola (LA) Canceled due to COVID-19 protocols Cajundome 
Lafayette, LA
Conference regular season
12/30/2021
5:30 p.m., ESPN+
Appalachian State W 71–55  6–5
(1–0)
 16  Brown   11  Akwuba   7  Wesley  Holmes Center (2,535)
Boone, NC
01/01/2022
1:00 p.m., ESPN+
at Coastal Carolina W 65–64  7–5
(2–0)
 20  Brown   8  Brown   5  Thomas  HTC Center (778)
Conway, SC
01/06/2022
7:00 p.m., ESPN+
Arkansas State W 83–77 OT 8–5
(3–0)
 20  Julien   15  Akwuba   5  Au  Cajundome (2,682)
Lafayette, LA
01/08/2022
7:00 p.m., ESPN+
Little Rock Canceled due to COVID-19 issues Cajundome 
Lafayette, LA
01/13/2022
7:00 p.m., ESPN+
at UT Arlington L 73–83  8–6
(3–1)
 20  Julien   6  Brown   4  3 Tied  College Park Center (1,057)
Arlington, TX
01/15/2022
4:00 p.m., ESPN+
at Texas State L 68–72  8–7
(3–2)
 18  Brown   16  Brown   3  2 Tied  Strahan Arena (1,163)
San Marcos, TX
01/20/2022
7:00 p.m., ESPN+
South Alabama L 70–77  8–8
(3–3)
 21  Brown   11  Brown   2  3 Tied  Cajundome (2,853)
Lafayette, LA
01/22/2022
7:00 p.m., ESPN+
Troy W 69–59  9–8
(4–3)
 17  Julien   9  Akwuba   3  Charles  Cajundome (3,150)
Lafayette, LA
01/27/2022
7:00 p.m., ESPN+
Georgia State L 64–68  9–9
(4–4)
 17  Garnett   7  Akwuba   3  Thomas  Cajundome (2,580)
Lafayette, LA
01/29/2022
7:00 p.m., ESPN+
Georgia Southern L 65–66  9–10
(4–5)
 19  Julien   8  Akwuba   6  Thomas  Cajundome (3,023)
Lafayette, LA
02/03/2022
6:30 p.m., ESPN+
at Little Rock W 75–51  10–10
(5–5)
 20  Brown   9  2 Tied   5  Thomas  Jack Stephens Center (1,833)
Little Rock, AR
02/05/2022
4:00 p.m., ESPN+
Arkansas State L 58–67  10–11
(5–6)
 20  Brown   12  Brown   3  Wesley  First National Bank Arena (2,542)
Jonesboro, AR
02/10/2022
7:00 p.m., ESPN+
Texas State L 73–82  10–12
(5–7)
 22  Julien   8  Akwuba   4  Charles  Cajundome (2,609)
Lafayette, LA
02/12/2022
2:00 p.m., ESPN+
UT Arlington L 77–80 OT 10–13
(5–8)
 21  Brown   12  Brown   4  Williams Jr.  Cajundome (2,591)
Lafayette, LA
02/17/2022
6:30 p.m., ESPN+
at Louisiana–Monroe W 78–77  11–13
(6–8)
 26  Brown   7  Brown   4  Brown  Fant–Ewing Coliseum (2,287)
Monroe, LA
02/19/2022
7:00 p.m., ESPN+
Louisiana–Monroe W 79–74  12–13
(7–8)
 26  Julien   10  Julien   4  Thomas  Cajundome (2,850)
Lafayette, LA
02/23/2022
6:00 pm, ESPN+
at Georgia Southern W 82–69  13–13
(8–8)
 21  Akwuba   10  Akwuba   4  Julien  Hanner Fieldhouse (1,669)
Statesboro, GA
02/25/2022
6:00 p.m., ESPN+
at Georgia State L 58–65  13–14
(8–9)
 18  Williams Jr.   9  Brown   3  Thomas  GSU Sports Arena (1,445)
Atlanta, GA
Sun Belt Tournament
03/03/2022
11:30 am, ESPN+
(8) vs. (9) UT Arlington
First round
W 67–64  14–14
 16  Dalcourt   7  Williams Jr.   4  Au  Pensacola Bay Center (437)
Pensacola, FL
03/05/2022
11:30 am, ESPN+
(8) vs. (1) Texas State
Quarterfinals
W 79–72  15–14
 31  Brown   11  Akwuba   5  Tied  Pensacola Bay Center (2,167)
Pensacola, FL
03/06/2022
5:00 pm, ESPN+
(8) vs. (4) Troy
Semifinals
W 66–57  16–14
 16  Williams Jr.   8  Akwuba   3  Thomas  Pensacola Bay Center (1,985)
Pensacola, FL
03/07/2022
6:00 pm, ESPN2
(8) vs. (3) Georgia State
Championship
L 71–80  16–15
 24  Brown   8  Brown   3  Brown  Pensacola Bay Center 
Pensacola, FL
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Central Time.

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See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2020-21 Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns Schedule". ESPN. Retrieved 13 November 2021.
  2. ^ "2020-21 Men's Basketball Standings". sunbeltsports.org. Retrieved 14 November 2021.
  3. ^ "2021-22 Men's Basketball Schedule". Ragin' Cajuns Athletics. Retrieved 2021-11-13.