How the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns' 2021-22 Sun Belt basketball schedule shapes up
UL basketball opens 2021-22 Sun Belt Conference play Dec. 30 at defending conference tournament champion Appalachian State. The Ragin' Cajuns will play their first conference home game Jan. 6 against Arkansas State.
The conference released its full men’s schedule Tuesday.
Teams play 18 regular-season games each, on Thursdays and Saturdays starting Dec. 30 and running through the end of February.
The league’s top four teams earn byes to the quarterfinals, which will be played March 5. The remaining eight teams open with a March 3 quadruple header. Semifinals games are March 6 and the championship game is scheduled for 5 p.m. CT on March 7.
The Ragin’ Cajuns, 17-9 last season, visit Texas State, last season's regular-season champions, on Jan. 15. The Bobcats visit Feb. 10.
UL’s longest conference homestand opens Jan. 20 against South Alabama, followed by games Jan. 22 against Troy, Jan. 27 against Georgia State and Jan. 29 against Georgia Southern.
The Cajuns and in-state rival UL Monroe play Feb. 27 in Monroe and Feb. 29 in Lafayette, marking the conference schedule’s only week with a road/home split for UL.
The Cajuns play three of their final four games on the road, starting with the ULM trip. They close Feb. 24 at Georgia Southern in Statesboro, Georgia, and Feb. 26 at Georgia State in Atlanta.
Georgia State and Georgia Southern are the only Sun Belt East Division teams UL faces twice in the regular season.
East Division members App State and Coastal Carolina don’t visit the Cajundome this season and the Cajuns don’t visit South Alabama or Troy due to the league’s imbalanced schedule.
UL’s 2021-22 Sun Belt basketball schedule
- Dec. 30: at Appalachian State
- Jan. 1: at Coastal Carolina
- Jan. 6: Arkansas State
- Jan. 8: Little Rock
- Jan. 13: at Texas-Arlington
- Jan. 15: at Texas State
- Jan. 20: South Alabama
- Jan. 22: Troy
- Jan. 27: Georgia State
- Jan. 29: Georgia Southern
- Feb. 3: at Little Rock
- Feb. 5: at Arkansas State
- Feb. 10: Texas State
- Feb. 12: Texas-Arlington
- Feb. 17: at UL Monroe
- Feb. 19: ULM
- Feb. 24: at Georgia Southern
- Feb. 26: at Georgia State