The Ragin' Cajuns men's basketball team used a 13-0 run in the second half to shake off a pesky La.-Monroe squad Saturday afternoon at Fant-Ewing Coliseum in Monroe on the way to a 67-60 victory that keeps the squad within striking distance for the Sun Belt West division lead.

The victory assures Louisiana (12-11, 6-3 Sun Belt) that they will be one game behind winner of the UALR-Denver contest later Saturday evening. Denver visits the Cajundome on Thursday for a 7:05 p.m. contest.