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Louisiana-Lafayette vs Troy

Louisiana-Lafayette 83, Troy 78

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TROY, Ala. (AP) - Bryant Mbamalu scored a career-high 27 points and Louisiana-Lafayette held off Troy 83-78 Saturday night to give the Ragin' Cajuns a season-best four-game winning streak.

Mbamalu was 10 of 12 from the field and hit 6 of 7 3-pointers for Louisiana-Lafayette (14-11, 8-3 Sun Belt Conference), which led by 10 early, but only 30-28 at halftime.

The Trojans pulled ahead by one on three occasions, the last at 46-45 with 12:57 remaining, but the Ragin' Cajuns prompty regained the lead each time.

With Louisiana-Lafayette ahead 77-63 with 3:45 left, Troy made an 11-0 run to get within three points with 1:52 to go.

The Ragin' Cajuns made 6 of 10 free throws down the stretch while the Trojans hit only 1 of 6 field goals.

Will Weathers scored 22 points and Justin Wright 21 for Troy (7-15, 2-9), which has lost four straight and six of the last seven.

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Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns
K. Coleby, F303-43-69129
D. McClellan, F254-54-760212
J. Brown, G345-140-0115412
B. Mbamalu, G3310-121-233427
R. Andrews, G281-84-46536
E. Payton213-55-843211
J. Thomas110-40-03040
D. Perez100-10-00000
A. Thompson52-51-10006
D. Jackson20-10-00000
S. Farrington10-00-02000
Totals 28-5918-2846172183
 47.5%64.3% 
Troy Trojans
T. Owens, F212-30-02134
E. Jones, G367-143-6131419
W. Weathers, G338-194-431022
J. Wright, G326-99-1110321
S. Cunningham, G221-51-23133
D. Clark203-83-47049
R. Chambers150-40-02120
R. Scott130-30-00000
A. Jones80-10-00010
Totals 27-6620-273252078
 40.9%74.1% 
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Ga. Southern13-520-7125
Georgia St.13-520-987
UL-Monroe13-519-10118
UL Lafayette11-717-12183
UT-Arlington10-816-12173
UALR8-1113-16260
Texas St.7-1113-14246
App. St.7-1110-17277
S. Alabama7-119-20293
Arkansas St.6-1211-16253
Troy5-1410-18309
 
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