Jags Travel To Lafayette To Take On The Ragin’ Cajuns Tonight

January 10, 2013 · By · Filed Under Basketball, Men's 


The South Alabama Jaguar Men’s basketball team travels to Louisiana-Lafayette for a 7pm game tip-off with the Ragin’ Cajuns. The Cajun’s are in fourth place in the Western Division of the Sun Belt Conference with an overall record of 6-11 this season and 2-4 in Sun Belt play. While the Jags are currently tied with Western Kentucky for second place in the eastern division of the Sun Belt Conference. The Jags are 7-7 overall on the season and 4-2 in Sun Belt play

The game will feature the top two players in double-doubles in the Sun Belt. Augustine Rubit is on a career-long streak of six double-doubles and has nine overall this season. Rubit ranks eighth in Division I players overall in double-doubles. ULL’s Shawn Long has eight double-doubles on the season.

Mychal Ammons led the Jags in scoring with 15 points against MTSU last Saturday, which marked the first time in five games that Rubit did not lead the team in scoring. However he still ranks second in the conference with a 19.3 points per game average.

Aug has tallied double-digits in rebounds in seven consecutive games and 10 of his last 11 games. That streak has eclipsed his previous streak of five consecutive games during his freshman year. He is ninth in the nation in rebounding with 11.2 rebounds per game.

Rubit is five rebounds away from moving into second place and passing Ed Rains in rebounds at South Alabama. He has already moved into 12th place at South Alabama in career scoring with 1,078 points.

Ammons leads the Sun Belt in three-point accurancy. He is shooting 48.6% from behind the arc and went 3-of-6 against the Blue Raiders. Meanwhile Javier Carter extended his block streak to eight games with his two blocked shots against MTSU. He is third in the conference with an average of 2.2 blocks per game. Last season Carter came up one rebound short of a double-double with 14 points and nine rebounds while adding six blocks.

ULL’s Elfrid Payton leads the conference in assists with 5.2 per game and steals with 2.3 per game.

The Jags and the Ragin’ Cajuns tip-off at 7pm in Lafayette Louisiana this evening. The game will be carried on 105.5 WNSP.


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