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Winning streak ends to Bayou State rival

Following an optimistic three-game win streak in conference play, the ULM men’s basketball team reluctantly added another tally to the loss column. After falling 80-72 to the Louisiana Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns, head coach Keith Richard said that he knew the match wouldn’t be easy.

“Louisiana Lafayette, in this building, hadn’t lost but once in two years,” Richard said. “So, this was a tough task coming in anyway.”

Nika Metskhvarishvili pulls up over a ULL defender in the paint. (ULM Athletics)

ULL’s (14-8; 7-3 Sun Belt Conference) only home loss in two years came at the hands of fellow SBC opponent James Madison, a team that started the season by beating the, at the time, No.