Louisiana’s Ragin’ Cajun men’s basketball team returns to the hardwood on Wednesday evening, when coach Bob Marlin’s squad travels to Ruston, Louisiana to take on the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs in non-conference action.

Louisiana is currently 5-2 on the young season, after defeating Northwestern St., 105-74, last Wednesday at the Cajundome.

Louisiana Tech, who defeated Jackson St., 72-61, back on December 1, is 5-1 on the year.

The Cajuns are led by junior guard Elfrid Payton, who is averaging 20.3 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 5.4 assists-per-game, and sophomore forward Shawn Long, who is averaging 20.6 points, 11.6 rebounds, and 3.1 blocks a contest, while the Bulldogs are paced by junior guard Raheem Appleby, who is averaging 16.0 points-per-game.

Louisiana Tech leads the all-time series, 68-56, including a 61-59 win in 2008, in the last match-up in the series.

Tip-off time is scheduled for 6:30.

You can hear all the play-by-play action on ESPN 1420, and espn1420.com, as well as Hot 107.9 FM, and 1079ishot.com, beginning with the pre-game show at 6 o'clock.