LAFAYETTE (KADN) — The Ragin’ Cajuns men’s basketball team is getting ready to take on LSU on the road on Wednesday evening at 6 p.m. in the NIT Basketball Tournament.
But many fans are wondering why UL is traveling to Baton Rouge instead of LSU making the trip to Lafayette instead.
LSU’s record after the SEC conference tournament is 17-16. After the Sun Belt Conference Tournament, UL’s record is 27-6. With 27 wins, the squad is tied for the second-most wins of any team in the NIT tournament field.
“No answer. Bias,” UL Head Basketball Coach Bob Marlin said. “A lot of the old school guys think that LSU is better then we are. They obviously haven’t seen our facilities or looked at the fine print. We offered to play those guys in the past in an exhibition game when the flooding happened and they wouldn’t do that. We offered to play tournaments and classics with the LABC whether it be here or there and rotate. We would not necessarily play each other. They were not for that either. I think it is important for our state to rally behind this and make basketball better because it is at a good place right now.”
The Tigers and Ragin’ Cajuns have not played since 2009. LSU leads the all-time series 36-10.