Denver vs Louisiana-Lafayette

Louisiana-Lafayette 72, Denver 71


LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Elfrid Payton scored 20 points, including the last three of the game, as Louisiana-Lafayette rallied for a 72-71 overtime win over Denver on Thursday night.

Trailing 71-69, Payton made a layup with 16 seconds to go but missed the ensuing free throw. After Raymone Andrew got a steal for the Ragin' Cajuns (13-11, 7-3 Sun Belt Conference) with 4 seconds left, Payton went to the free-throw line, where he made the first of two foul shots with 1 second on the clock.

The Pioneers (16-7, 6-4) led by seven in the first half and 33-30 at the break. The game was tied eight times in the second half, with Andrews making two foul shots, but missing a third attempt with 1:32 to go in regulation to knot it at 67.

Josh Brown added 21 points and 10 rebounds for Louisiana-Lafayette.

Royce O'Neale led Denver with 21 points and 13 boards.

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Denver Pioneers
R. Lewis, F314-113-663411
C. Udofia, F313-115-735412
B. Olson, G434-80-043410
C. Hallam, G404-90-28228
B. Stafford, G280-33-40013
R. O'Neale359-182-2131221
J. Coughlin132-40-02135
B. Foeman40-21-21011
Totals 26-6614-2339152171
Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns
D. McClellan, F271-23-34035
K. Coleby, C264-53-671211
J. Brown, G409-172-6100021
B. Mbamalu, G380-40-07010
R. Andrews, G302-62-33036
E. Payton277-106-933220
J. Thomas200-43-46023
A. Thompson81-61-21024
S. Farrington40-02-21012
D. Perez30-10-00000
K. Smith20-00-00000
Totals 24-5522-354241672
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
S. Dak. St.12-426-828
No. Dak. St.8-820-13125
Oral Roberts6-1014-17151
South Dakota5-1114-18197
Western Ill.3-1310-17262

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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Little Rock17-330-542
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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