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      If Monday's exhibition game showed anything, it's that UL's men's basketball team is going to win with defense.

    The Cajuns put on the defensive clamps in Monday's second half against Spring Hill College, limiting the visiting Badgers to 5-of-20 shooting and outscoring their guests 37-20 after halftime on the way to a 65-51 exhibition victory.

    UL's starting guard threesome of Ross Mouton, David Dees and Rhett Hebert combined for 45 of the team's 65 points, but head coach Robert Lee liked what he saw on the defensive end a lot more.

    "For the most part we played good defense the whole game," Lee said. "That team's scary the way they shot the ball against Florida State (15 three-pointers), but in the second half our defensive effort was really good and we defended their shooters really well."

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    Quote Originally Posted by NewsCopy
    Springhill college? It is what about the size of Lafayette High. A win is a win but this isn't something to get excited about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RCAJUN90
    Springhill college? It is what about the size of Lafayette High. A win is a win but this isn't something to get excited about.
    That same springhill team was beating florida state at halftime...it ended in a route but they are a good naia school. Sure its not something to look at and say we will do anything this year but we learned we do have guys that will play together and not like the guys did last year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RCAJUN90
    Springhill college? It is what about the size of Lafayette High. A win is a win but this isn't something to get excited about.
    I did a little research.

    Lafayette High School enrollment - 2300
    Spring Hill College enrollment - 1400


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    Quote Originally Posted by RCAJUN90
    Springhill college? It is what about the size of Lafayette High. A win is a win but this isn't something to get excited about.
    It was an EXHIBITION game, so don't get too worked up one way or the other! Basically it is a glorified scrimmage. That is not a put-down of Spring Hill College. It doesn't matter who the exhibition is against, it doesn't count in the won-loss column. Besides, they seemed to given a pretty good accounting of themselves against Florida State the other night.

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    I am new to this site. I have been reading post here for over a year now and decided to become a member. I am an alumni at (The University of Louisiana ) and follow the sports programs (football, men's basketball mainly). I will agree that we should beat any NAIA school; but size of the campus has nothing to do with how good of a team you have. Wake Forest and Gonzaga have less that 4300 undergraduates and I don't think our team compares to them at all. We are in a rebuilding mode and I hope we can win enough games so Coach Lee can keep his job. Looking at the schedule if we can't sneak up on a few people, we will be in bad shape. Right now it looks like this team is going to be below .500 and I hope we can make the tournament. I do think that three years from now we can look back and say it was worth it. It is going to be a tough road this year and next. I think Robert has the right ideal if he can hang on to reap the rewards. I will be supporting the team no matter what they do, because that is what a true fan does.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cajunjack
    I am new to this site. I have been reading post here for over a year now and decided to become a member. I am an alumni at (The University of Louisiana ) and follow the sports programs (football, men's basketball mainly). I will agree that we should beat any NAIA school; but size of the campus has nothing to do with how good of a team you have. Wake Forest and Gonzaga have less that 4300 undergraduates and I don't think our team compares to them at all. We are in a rebuilding mode and I hope we can win enough games so Coach Lee can keep his job. Looking at the schedule if we can't sneak up on a few people, we will be in bad shape. Right now it looks like this team is going to be below .500 and I hope we can make the tournament. I do think that three years from now we can look back and say it was worth it. It is going to be a tough road this year and next. I think Robert has the right ideal if he can hang on to reap the rewards. I will be supporting the team no matter what they do, because that is what a true fan does.
    Couldn't agree with you more, and welcome to the site as a participating member.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cajunjack
    I am new to this site. I have been reading post here for over a year now and decided to become a member. I am an alumni at (The University of Louisiana ) and follow the sports programs (football, men's basketball mainly). I will agree that we should beat any NAIA school; but size of the campus has nothing to do with how good of a team you have. Wake Forest and Gonzaga have less that 4300 undergraduates and I don't think our team compares to them at all. We are in a rebuilding mode and I hope we can win enough games so Coach Lee can keep his job. Looking at the schedule if we can't sneak up on a few people, we will be in bad shape. Right now it looks like this team is going to be below .500 and I hope we can make the tournament. I do think that three years from now we can look back and say it was worth it. It is going to be a tough road this year and next. I think Robert has the right ideal if he can hang on to reap the rewards. I will be supporting the team no matter what they do, because that is what a true fan does.
    Welcome to the board, Jack! Come back often! Geaux Ragin' Cajuns!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cajunjack
    I will be supporting the team no matter what they do, because that is what a true fan does.
    Holla! You are officially my favorite "new" member. Keep posting and welcome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cajunjack
    I am new to this site. I have been reading post here for over a year now and decided to become a member. I am an alumni at (The University of Louisiana ) and follow the sports programs (football, men's basketball mainly). I will agree that we should beat any NAIA school; but size of the campus has nothing to do with how good of a team you have. Wake Forest and Gonzaga have less that 4300 undergraduates and I don't think our team compares to them at all. We are in a rebuilding mode and I hope we can win enough games so Coach Lee can keep his job. Looking at the schedule if we can't sneak up on a few people, we will be in bad shape. Right now it looks like this team is going to be below .500 and I hope we can make the tournament. I do think that three years from now we can look back and say it was worth it. It is going to be a tough road this year and next. I think Robert has the right ideal if he can hang on to reap the rewards. I will be supporting the team no matter what they do, because that is what a true fan does.
    Welcome Jack to the real Ragin Cajun board.

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    Anyone seen a high road around here?


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    Quote Originally Posted by CDeb
    Anyone seen a high road around here?
    Follow me I'll show you the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cajunjack
    I am new to this site. I have been reading post here for over a year now and decided to become a member. I am an alumni at (The University of Louisiana ) and follow the sports programs (football, men’s basketball mainly). We are in a rebuilding mode and I hope we can win enough games so Coach Lee can keep his job. Looking at the schedule if we can't sneak up on a few people, we will be in bad shape. Right now it looks like this team is going to be below .500 and I hope we can make the tournament. I do think that three years from now we can look back and say it was worth it. It is going to be a tough road this year and next. I think Robert has the right ideal if he can hang on to reap the rewards. I will be supporting the team no matter what they do, because that is what a true fan does.

    Thanks for your support, and being a true fan. Robert Lee, IMO is the type of coach we need . I believe he takes a loss harder than the AD, in fact I am certain of it. Our present AD backs him 100%, and our next one better as well. I think THE GENERAL will survive this season. In fact at the end of the season I suspect we will all feel he did an outstanding job. Coach Lee understands he, as all new coaches, has a limited time to succeed. He succeeded with players he recruited while helping Jesse find a fatter life style. He made some errors on junior college players for the 05-06 season and did not keep those errors. He has moved on, and will be around to enjoy the rewards of that move.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cajun Express
    He succeeded with players he recruited while helping Jesse find a fatter life style.
    Thank you for making this point. I've seen several "Lee can't recruit" comments recently that conveniently ignore his quite significant contributions to "Jessie's" recruiting classes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CDeb
    Thank you for making this point. I've seen several "Lee can't recruit" comments recently that conveniently ignore his quite significant contributions to "Jessie's" recruiting classes.
    Robert Lee is our coach, I like him and the kids on this team showed me signs that if that get hot it's going to be good. The problem is when they are off it's going to be bad. Hopefully with the minutes that some of our guys are going to get this year we will be able to get the swing in the middle. I have a feeling we are going to take a ride on the rollercoaster this year. I will be there at the dome and by the radio on the road.

    Furthermore I hope he is there in 2014 to recruit my son to play basketball. The ten year old loves Coach. That is why the Louisiana Ragin Cajun Basketball team will be good years to come. Coach is selling it to the youngsters.

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    I agree with the last poster: Robert is good for the community. I wish he would get out more and let people know what he is doing and his plan. Being a head coach at a Mid-Major University you have to be a politician like it or not. I think if he would do that more, he would have them eating out of his hand and be able to get the things he needs to run a good Mid-Major program. Back to basketball, next year: if LaRyan Gary, Brandon Dison, Damon Forrest and Randell Daigel, Eli Milsap get their grades, and Chris Grandigo & Cory Bloom are playing. They would have a great opportunity to be good next year and very special the next two years. The only problem is in the post. The only true post on the team after this year is Courtney Wallace. I don't think they will have a scholarship to give next year. Because of the NCAA APR, They have to loose one this year and one next year putting them at 12. I think this will be the team next year:
    2007-08 Cajuns
    1 Barksdale PG/Medical Redshirt this year Sr. 5'9"
    2 Daigle PG Fr. 5'9"
    3 Lego PG Soph. 6'0"
    4 Dison PG/G Fr. 6'4"
    5 Forrest G Fr. 6'4"
    6 Dees SG Sr. 6'3"
    7 Milsap G/F Fr. 6'5"
    8 Garndigo G/F Fr. 6'6"
    9 Gary F/G Fr. 6'7"
    10 Johnson F/G Fr. 6'7"
    11 Bloom G/F Soph. 6'6"
    12Wallace F/C Soph. 6'8"
    Walk On Rhett Hebert Sr. 6'0" Starting PG this year
    Steven Dees Fr. 6'1" I guess he is a walk on
    I just don't see where we can sign another player this year.


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    I forgot 2(Milson and Gray.).


    1 Barksdale PG/Medical Redshirt this year Sr. 5'9"
    2 Daigle PG Fr. 5'9"
    3 Lego PG Soph. 6'0"
    4 Dison PG/G Fr. 6'4"
    5 Forrest G Fr. 6'4"
    6 Dees SG Sr. 6'3"
    7 Milsap G/F Fr. 6'5"
    8 Garndigo G/F Fr. 6'6"
    9 Gary F/G Fr. 6'7"
    10 Johnson F/G Fr. 6'7"
    11 Bloom G/F Soph. 6'6"
    12 Wallace F/C Soph. 6'8"
    13? Milson F/C Sr. 6'8"
    14? Gary G Jr. 6'2"
    ? Unless we are going to not offer them next year.
    Walk On Rhett Hebert Sr. 6'0" Starting PG this year
    Steven Dees Fr. 6'1" I guess he is a walk on
    I just don't see where we can sign another player for next year.

    I hope to make the game tonight. Geaux Cajun's
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cajun Express
    Thanks for your support, and being a true fan. Robert Lee, IMO is the type of coach we need . I believe he takes a loss harder than the AD, in fact I am certain of it. Our present AD backs him 100%, and our next one better as well. I think THE GENERAL will survive this season. In fact at the end of the season I suspect we will all feel he did an outstanding job. Coach Lee understands he, as all new coaches, has a limited time to succeed. He succeeded with players he recruited while helping Jesse find a fatter life style. He made some errors on junior college players for the 05-06 season and did not keep those errors. He has moved on, and will be around to enjoy the rewards of that move.
    in these days of political correctness, isn't it nice to have a situation where a black guy named 'robert lee' gets called 'general' in obvious reference to the greatest symbol of the confederacy and IT'S NOT A BIG DEAL?!?!?!?!

    gotta love it.

    somebody explain to pupu what the confederacy was.

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