Ragin’ Cajuns announce 2022-23 Sun Belt Conference men’s basketball schedule

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Bob Marlin

LAFAYETTE – The Sun Belt Conference announced its 2022-23 schedule on Tuesday, unveiling the matchups and dates of Louisiana’s 18-game league slate.

Louisiana, which reached the SBC Championship Game last season, will begin conference action on Thursday, Dec. 29 at Coastal Carolina and conclude their regular-season matchups at home against South Alabama on Friday, Feb. 24.

Louisiana’s schedule features home-and-home matchups with Sun Belt newcomer Southern Miss in addition to ULM, South Alabama, Arkansas State, Texas State and Troy.

In total, the league portion features three home Saturday games at the Cajundome and one Friday contest beginning Jan. 7 against last year’s Sun Belt Tournament champion Georgia State.

Louisiana is slated to play all four of the Sun Belt’s new conference members during next season’s campaign.

The new matchups will begin with a visit to Norfolk, Va. to face the Old Dominion on Dec. 31.

Bob Marlin’s squad will travel to face the USM in Hattiesburg, Miss. on Jan. 5. The matchup will be the 45th in the all-time series and the second in two years after Louisiana defeated the then-Conference USA opponent 66-45 last season.

The Ragin’ Cajuns will then play host to Marshall on Feb. 4. The programs also matched up last season in Huntington.

Louisiana will close out the newcomers with a visit to James Madison on Feb. 18. The teams’ last meeting was Nov. 23, 2016 with Louisiana claiming an 82-70 victory.

The remaining non-conference matchups, tip times and TV designations will be released at a later date.

Louisiana’s Conference Schedule (Home games in BOLD)
Thursday, December 29 – at Coastal Carolina
Saturday, December 31 – at Old Dominion
Thursday, January 5 – vs. Southern Miss
Saturday, January 7 – vs. Georgia State
Thursday, January 12 – at ULM
Saturday, January 14 – at South Alabama
Thursday, January 19 – at Arkansas State
Saturday, January 21 – at Texas State
Thursday, January 26 – vs. Troy
Saturday, January 28 – vs. Georgia Southern
Thursday, February 2 – vs. Texas State
Saturday, February 4 – vs. Marshall
Thursday February 9 – at Southern Miss
Saturday February 11 – at Troy
Thursday, February 16 – vs. ULM
Saturday, February 18 – at James Madison
Wednesday, February 22 – vs. Arkansas State
Friday, February 24 – vs. South Alabama

Season ticket prices have been set for the 2022-23 season with seats beginning at $100. Fans who are current season ticket holders may renew online at RaginCajuns.com/MBBTix or by calling the Louisiana Athletics Ticket Office at (337) 265-2104.

For the latest on Louisiana Men’s Basketball, stay tuned to RaginCajuns.com and follow the team on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (RaginCajunsMBB).

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