Denver vs Louisiana-Lafayette

Louisiana-Lafayette 72, Denver 71

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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 (16-7)3334471
Louisiana-Lafayette (13-11) «3037572

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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
 39.4%60.9% 
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
 43.6%62.9% 
Summit League
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
South Dakota12-422-12116
No. Dak. St.11-519-11111
Neb.-Omaha9-718-14138
IPFW8-820-13178
Denver8-816-14211
S. Dak. St.8-818-17155
IUPUI7-914-18218
Western Ill.5-118-20325
Oral Roberts4-128-22292

Sun Belt
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
UT-Arlington14-427-945
Georgia St.12-620-13104
Arkansas St.11-720-12120
Texas St.11-722-14179
Ga. Southern11-718-15122
UL Lafayette10-821-12114
Troy10-822-15147
Coast. Car.10-820-19183
S. Alabama7-1114-18231
Little Rock6-1215-17244
App. St.4-149-21300
UL-Monroe2-169-24297
 
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