North Texas vs Louisiana-Lafayette

North Texas 65, Louisiana-Lafayette 62


HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) - Brandan Walton scored 16 points, including the tie-breaking 3-pointer with 8.7 seconds left, and North Texas beat Louisiana-Lafayette 65-62 in the Sun Belt tournament quarterfinals Sunday night.

Alzee Williams scored 14 and Roger Franklin and Jacob Holmen scored 10 points apiece for the Mean Green. Freshman Tony Mitchell had 11 rebounds and tied his season high with six blocks for North Texas (17-13) at Hot Springs' Convention Center Court.

In Monday's semifinals, the fifth-seeded Mean Green will face No. 9 seed Arkansas State, upset winners over regular-season Sun Belt champion Middle Tennessee State on Sunday.

Josh Brown led the fourth-seeded Ragin' Cajuns (16-15) with 14 points. Elfrid Payton had 13 points, nine assists and eight rebounds, Bryant Mbamalu scored 11 and Darshawn McClellan had 10 points for Louisiana-Lafayette.

Neither team led by more than five points and there were 20 lead changes, 12 in the second half.

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North Texas Mean Green
T. Mitchell, F362-61-111015
J. Holmen, F284-92-280010
R. Franklin, F274-102-342410
A. Williams, G386-142-242214
B. Walton, G365-103-350116
T. Hall121-20-00223
K. Hogans111-31-23003
T. Norris50-30-01100
N. Stojiljkovic42-30-01014
A. Edwards30-00-00020
Totals 25-6011-133971365
Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns
D. McClellan, F373-83-331110
K. Coleby, F303-51-15047
E. Payton, G336-121-389313
J. Brown, G316-131-250214
B. Mbamalu, G294-112-250311
A. Thompson130-30-00020
D. Jackson120-31-23001
S. Farrington91-11-13013
D. Perez41-30-01003
K. Smith20-00-00000
Totals 24-5910-1436101662
Sun Belt
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Georgia St.12-620-13104
Arkansas St.11-720-12120
Texas St.11-722-14179
Ga. Southern11-718-15122
UL Lafayette10-821-12114
Coast. Car.10-820-19183
S. Alabama7-1114-18231
Little Rock6-1215-17244
App. St.4-149-21300
Other games
Kentucky 74 Final
Florida 59
CLEM 72 Final
Florida St 80
Michigan 71 Final
PSU 65
Illinois 56 Final
Wisc 70
Virginia 75 Final
MD 72
Illinois St 79 Final
Ohio St 72 Final
Mich St 70
Purdue 74 Final
Indiana 85