North Texas vs Louisiana-Lafayette

Louisiana-Lafayette 64, North Texas 62


LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Bryant Mbamalu scored 19 points and Louisiana-Lafayette held off a late rally to beat North Texas 64-62 on Wednesday night.

Louisiana-Lafayette (11-11, 5-3 Sun Belt Conference) had a one-point lead at the break, 28-27, and expanded that lead to 62-52 with 4:32 left. However, the Mean Green refused to go away, cutting the lead to 64-62 behind five straight points from Tony Mitchell and free throws from Roger Franklin.

North Texas (12-9, 5-3) had the ball with 11.6 seconds left but a 3-pointer by Mitchell came up short and Franklin's last second shot at the buzzer on the rebound missed as well.

Neither team shot particularly well, as Louisiana-Lafayette went 22 of 59 and North Texas 22 of 58.

North Texas held a slight 41-40 rebounding edge but was outscored 26-22 in the paint and 14-12 on second-chance points.

Franklin led North Texas with 15 points and 11 rebounds.

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North Texas Mean Green
T. Mitchell, F173-54-550411
A. Williams, G403-155-763311
R. Franklin, G296-113-4110115
B. Walton, G264-102-361411
T. Hall, G230-30-03030
J. Holmen243-80-02126
A. Edwards161-11-25023
N. Stojiljkovic102-20-10015
T. Norris90-20-00010
F. Robinson60-10-02010
Totals 22-5815-224152262
Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns
D. McClellan, F290-52-26112
K. Coleby, C212-46-1041310
B. Mbamalu, G367-132-360319
R. Andrews, G243-60-04347
J. Brown, G245-112-470312
J. Thomas242-83-54127
E. Payton182-31-21205
A. Thompson100-30-02020
S. Farrington61-30-14022
K. Smith60-10-00100
D. Perez20-20-00000
Totals 22-5916-274092064
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
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UL Lafayette12-819-15156
Ga. Southern10-1014-17243
Georgia St.9-1116-14180
Texas St.8-1215-16238
S. Alabama8-1214-19240
Arkansas St.7-1311-20284
App. St.7-139-22259
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