From the Hardwood

ULM guard Hugh Mingo did his best to stop the
bleeding, but the losing streak only marches on
for the struggling Warhawks. ULM got 18
points and 10 boards from Mingo against Troy on
Jan. 29, but it was in a losing effort as the
Warhawks fell for the fourth straight time in a
74-68 loss. With five losses in their last
six games through Jan. 30, the Warhawks had the
worst record in the Sun Belt at 1-8 in the
league, 6-17 overall. ULM coach Keith Richard
was unavailable following the contest.
loss at Troy on Jan. 29 also dropped ULM to 1-10
on the road this season-something that won't get
any easier moving forward as the Warhawks travel
to Middle Tennessee (Feb. 3) and Western
Kentucky (Feb. 5) before heading back home.
The road woes for ULM nearly came to
a close on Jan. 27 against Arkansas State, but
Fred Brown's desperation 3-point attempt from
just inside half court fell short in a one-point
loss to the Red Wolves in Jonesboro, Ark.
After ripping off a 14-2 second-half run to
go up five with 10 minutes to play, the Warhawks
were unable to hang on as ASU's Martavius Adams
hit the eventual game-winning foul shot with 6.8
seconds to play.
Junior guard Mingo was a one-man
wrecking crew for ULM against Troy on Jan. 29,
going on a 7-0 run by himself to give the
Warhawks a short-lived two-point lead midway
through the second half.
By The Numbers: 3-Wins over a recent
stretch of 13 games for the Warhawks as of Jan.
Quote To Note:
"He's a part of the legacy
here. He was here for a long
time and did a great job. We're
excited that he's going to be
-Louisiana-Lafayette coach Bob Marlin on
current ULM assistant Robert Lee-a former ULL
head coach who led the Ragin' Cajuns to an NCAA
Tournament bid in 2005.
This Week's Games :
at Middle Tennessee, Feb. 3
Key Matchup: MTSU's James Washington
and ULM's Hugh Mingo are both capable of
lighting up the scoreboard in a short amount of
time-both are also capable of giving the
opposition fits with quick feet on defense.
Mingo and Washington will likely draw each
other, and should be the most entertaining
matchup of this contest.
at Western Kentucky, Feb. 5
Key Matchup: Someone will have to
slow down WKU senior forward Sergio Kerusch, who
has been a double-double machine since Sun Belt
play began in early January. That assignment
could fall on the shoulders of ULM forward
Tommie Sykes, who should be able to hold his own
inside and make Kerusch work on the defensive
end as well.
Player Notes
Junior G Fred Brown sat 12th in the
Sun Belt's scoring ranks as of Jan. 29 with 13.9
points per game.
Senior F Lawrence Gilbert remains
one of the league's top free throw shooters, as
he ended play on Jan. 29 with an 83.6 percent
rate from the line.