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Louisiana-Lafayette vs Robert Morris

Robert Morris 72, Louisiana-Lafayette 64

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MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) - Velton Jones scored 16 points, 15 in the second half, to lead Robert Morris to a 72-64 victory Saturday night in its first game ever against Louisiana-Lafayette.

A free throw by Jones put the Colonials (8-3) ahead to stay, 55-54, with 6:26 remaining. Two free throws by Lucky Jones, who had 12 points off the bench, a free throw by Anthony Myers and a layup by Russell Johnson made it 60-54.

After the Ragin' Cajuns (5-8) closed to within four points, 66-62, with 51 seconds left, a layup by Velton Jones and his two free throws on the Colonials' next trip widened the lead to 70-62.

Velton Jones made 10 of 13 free throws, the same number as the entire Louisiana-Lafayette team.

Bryant Mbamalu scored 17 points to lead the Ragin' Cajuns, who played without their leading two scorers, J.J. Thomas and Kadeem Coleby, due to injuries.

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Scoreboard
Louisiana-Lafayette (5-8)362864
Robert Morris (8-3) «294372
 
Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns
D. McClellan, F352-32-27247
K. Coleby, F80-00-01050
B. Mbamalu, G367-101-131517
R. Andrews, G243-70-00349
A. Thompson, G132-70-00005
J. Brown323-115-662411
E. Payton212-50-23434
D. Jackson142-22-22006
K. Smith111-30-01112
D. Perez61-30-00003
Totals 23-5110-1325132664
 45.1%76.9% 
Robert Morris Colonials
R. Johnson, F332-93-57328
M. McFadden, F285-103-660113
L. Bridges, F243-50-06126
C. Williams, G323-102-200210
V. Jones, G213-810-1341416
A. Myers292-72-34537
L. Jones233-56-650312
K. Armstrong100-20-02010
Totals 21-5626-3543101872
 37.5%74.3% 
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-L
Georgia St.17-125-9
Western Ky.12-620-12
UL-Lafayette11-723-12
Arkansas St.10-819-13
UALR9-915-17
UT-Arlington9-915-17
UL-Monroe7-119-17
Troy6-1211-20
S. Alabama5-1311-20
Texas St.4-148-23

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Mt St Marys9-716-17
CCSU7-911-19
St. Fran.-Pa.7-910-21
F. Dickinson6-1010-21
LIU-Brooklyn4-129-20
Sacred Heart2-145-26
 
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