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    UL Basketball Cajuns face another road task

    No one said this was going to be easy, but Robert Lee was hoping his first year as Louisiana's Ragin' Cajuns head basketball coach would go better than this.

    Lee's Cajuns were overwhelmed 96-51 at No. 2 Kansas last Saturday night to fall to 3-4, and when they return to the court at 8 p.m. today against unbeaten North Carolina State they'll be without senior point guard Orien Greene.

    If there was a player the Cajuns could least afford to lose, it would be Greene.

    Until Greene's broken leg heals, either junior Spencer Ford or freshman Derek Gray will have to direct a team that is defending a Sun Belt Conference championship.

    "I guarantee somebody will step up," Lee said. "I'm just not sure who that will be."

    Doing so against N.C. State (7-0) is a tall order. The No. 12-ranked Wolfpack slapped visiting Liberty 94-60 last Saturday and tonight's game marks the final step in a season-opening, 8-game homestand for coach Herb Sendek's squad.

    The Wolfpack, which bested the Cajuns 61-52 in last year's NCAA Tournament in the only previous meeting between the two schools, was led past Liberty by the 27 points, 9 rebounds and 9 assists of 6-foot-7 senior Julius Hodge.

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    RALEIGH -- N.C. State will try to fatten its record tonight at 9 in the RBC Center when the No. 12 Wolfpack (7-0) takes on Louisiana-Lafayette (3-4).

    The Ragin' Cajuns bear little resemblance to the 2004 Sun Belt Championship team that gave N.C. State a battle in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in Orlando, Fla., last March.

    Since that game, Louisiana-Lafayette has lost two head coaches and its three best 3-point shooters.

    Jessie Evans, who guided the Ragin' Cajuns to three straight 20-win seasons, left to become head coach at San Francisco. He was replaced by Oklahoma State assistant Glynn Cyprien, who was fired in July after school officials learned of some George O'Leary-like mistakes on his résumé.

    Evans' top assistant, Robert Lee, inherited the job. Lee will bring an experienced team to Raleigh, even though starting point guard Orien Greene, who scored eight points against the Pack last year in Orlando, is out of action with a broken leg he suffered in a 96-51 loss at No. 2 Kansas.

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    Originally posted by NewsCopy
    Until Greene's broken leg heals, either junior Spencer Ford or freshman Derek Gray will have to direct a team that is defending a Sun Belt Conference championship.
    Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't Spencer Ford listed as a forward? Would he really play point guard. I'm assuming that Dwayne Mitchell will play a little point guard too.

    I'd also like to see a little more of Ross Mouton now that there is a shortage in the guard area. As a fellow STM grad, I have been much more impressed with him than I thought I would be. Keep it up, Ross...

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    Originally posted by BabbForHeisman
    I'd also like to see a little more of Ross Mouton now that there is a shortage in the guard area. As a fellow STM grad, I have been much more impressed with him than I thought I would be. Keep it up, Ross...
    His vertical leaping ability has really surprised me.


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    i heard him say this morning (32:00 on the archive)he could touch the top of the square on the backboard..


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    I saw him do some real fancy dribbling in High School. I think he'd be a great guard.......and where did he get all of those muscles???? I don't remember that in High School!
    It's time for Ross to step up & "he can do it".


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