Cajuns to Face Creighton in NCAA Tournament

Cajuns to Face Creighton in NCAA Tournament

NEW ORLEANS – The 2014 Sun Belt Conference Tournament Champions Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns will face Creighton in the second round of the NCAA Championship as announced Sunday evening.

UL was selected as the No. 14 seed in the West Region and Creighton was selected was selected as the No. 14 seed. The Blue Jays and Ragin' Cajuns will play Friday in San Antonio.

Earlier on Sunday, Xavian Rimmer scored a career-high 27 points, and Louisiana rallied from a 9-point deficit in the last three minutes of regulation to force overtime and beat Georgia State 82-81 in the Sun Belt Conference Championship game.

Should the Cajuns beat Creighton they would meet the Nebraska-Baylor winner on Sunday.

"They've got one of the best forwards in college basketball, but I think we have a great defense, and we're hot right now, so I think we've got a good chance to upset them," Cajun guard Elfrid Payton said."

"I feel very confident going into the game," Cajun forward Shawn Long said. "This group of guys we've got, I think we can play with anybody in the country."

The Cajuns' last win in the NCAA Tournament was 87-83 upset of No. 4 Oklahoma in 1992.

"It's big," Payton said. "I'm really excited to go into the NCAA Tournament. I think we're a team to watch out for. I feel we can score in so many ways, and now that our defense has picked up these last 11, 12 games we can play with anybody."

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