LAFAYETTE – An 18-game Sun Belt Conference schedule that features games against its West Division rivals is part of the revamped 2020-21 Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns Men’s Basketball schedule that was released by the league office on Thursday.
In an effort to limit exposure due to COVID concerns, Sun Belt Conference teams will host one opponent for two games on Friday and Saturday each week during the 2020-21 season. Additionally, teams will only play opponents in their own division, playing four schools a total of four times, while playing their traditional travel partner twice.
Louisiana will officially open its 2020-21 SBC slate with a New Year’s Day battle against Texas State at the Cajundome before wrapping up the two-game slate on Jan. 2.
The Ragin’ Cajuns will host Little Rock (Jan. 8-9), Arkansas State (Jan. 22-23) and UTArlington (Feb. 19-20) in two-game series at the Cajundome with a single-game against ULM on Feb. 11.
Louisiana will travel to face UTA (Jan. 15-16), Texas State (Jan. 29-30), Arkansas State (Feb. 5-6) and Little Rock (Feb. 26-27) with a single game at ULM on Feb. 13.
The Sun Belt Conference Championships will be played March 5-8 in Pensacola, Fla., with all 12 teams participating. The top two finishers from each division will receive a first-round bye.
Games times will be announced at a later date.
The Cajundome will operate at a significantly reduced capacity for the 2020-21 season (unless state policy changes during the season). This will allow for fans and University students to be accommodated this season.
Should disruptions or modifications to the 2020-21 season occur due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Athletics will quickly communicate the adjustments through its social media channels and RaginCajuns.com. Additionally, the department will communicate any changes to specific entry and attendance protocols for home games.
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