Louisiana Men’s Basketball dropped their 2021-22 schedule, releasing both the non-conference and conference games. Headlined by an away game Nov. 21 in Bloomington, Ind., the Cajuns are set to compete against the University of Indiana in their arena.
The Ragin’ Cajuns non-conference schedule has a myriad of Power Five teams on it, hoping to give Head Coach Bobby Marlin a chance to showcase this deep roster full of talent. With a game against Indiana already in the mix, the Cajuns will square off against the University of Houston on Dec. 14, who competed in the NCAA Final Four just last season.
To get things started, Coach Marlin scheduled a charity exhibition matchup against the University of Alabama on Oct. 24 to get their feet wet and gain some continuity with this gifted roster.
Though this game technically doesn’t count, Alabama is a fiery unit with great coaching who can give the Cajuns a feel for what they need to improve on come their season opener against West Florida on Nov. 9.
The non-conference schedule includes games against Indiana, Jackson State and McNeese State.
These games give the Cajuns a peak at what this season will bring heading into conference play which tips off on Dec. 30 against Appalachian State. Coach Marlin’s squad will head to Boone, N.C. to face off against a notoriously tough Mountaineers team.
New Year’s Day is where things start to ramp up a bit, staying on the East Coast against Coastal Carolina in Conway, S.C., this team will then be in full swing in conference play.
After a few weeks of travel between the East Coast and Texas against Texas State and UT Arlington, the Cajuns will get their four-game home stand. Facing off against South Alabama, Troy, Georgia State and Georgia Southern, Cajun fans will get the chance to pack the Cajundome and show out for this talented unit Coach Marlin has put together.
The Ragin’ Cajuns regular season finale will take place Feb. 26 in Atlanta against Georgia State before getting ready for the Sun Belt Conference Tournament.
As usual, the tournament will be held in Pensacola, FL at the Bay Center Arena where each team will compete for a chance to make the NCAA Tournament. To make the NCAA Tournament is every college athlete’s dream. The chance to play in March Madness and showcase your skills to the millions of people watching is where you show your NBA potential.
The Cajuns have a challenging, but not impossible schedule this season. With so many high-major Power Five transfers, this team has played at the highest level of competition and look to showcase their talents all season long for Coach Marlin’s group.