Southern (N.O.) vs UL Lafayette

Louisiana-Lafayette 76, Southern (NO) 66


LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Shawn Long scored a season-high 22 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as Louisiana-Lafayette overpowered Southern University at New Orleans in the second half to win 76-66 Wednesday night.

The Ragin' Cajuns (2-2) trailed 26-24 at intermission after a back-and-forth first half in which the NAIA Knights (2-1) led by five.

The lead changed hands five more times before Bryant Mbamalu's 3-pointer gave Louisiana-Lafayette a 49-42 lead with 12:39 to go. After Southern-New Orleans briefly cut the deficit to three with 10:19 left, the Ragin' Cajuns pulled away.

Elridge Moore and Steven Wronkoski added 12 points and Elfrid Payton 11 points and seven assists for Louisiana-Lafayette, which shot 46.8 percent from the field (29 of 62), but hit only 3 of 17 from long range.

Anthony Turner scored 16 points and pulled down 16 rebounds and Joshua Major added 15 points for the Knights in the first meeting between the programs.

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Southern (N.O.) Knights
J. Hargrove, F120-00-02130
K. Duke, G231-64-81236
C. Moore, G222-40-26124
J. Lewis, G202-52-23117
R. Moore, G182-61-12135
A. Turner317-151-2161316
J. Major225-120-120415
M. Walker192-102-20127
B. Willis173-40-04026
T. Williams140-30-00010
C. Arango Rincon20-00-00010
Totals 24-6510-184082566
UL Lafayette Ragin Cajuns
E. Moore, F334-74-483312
S. Long, F2710-162-4122122
E. Payton, G304-73-527111
B. Mbamalu, G203-60-03039
A. Thompson, G161-30-00022
S. Wronkoski294-94-551212
K. Brown251-61-34033
K. Shepherd122-50-01014
C. Barnett40-10-02000
B. Lazare20-21-21011
M. Moss20-00-00010
D. Williams00-00-00000
Totals 29-6215-2341131876

Sun Belt
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Georgia St.15-525-1053
Ga. Southern14-622-9113
UL Lafayette13-722-14143
App. St.9-1112-17250
S. Alabama9-1112-21275
Texas St.7-1314-17236
Arkansas St.6-1411-18277
Other games
MORE 70 Final
UK 81
PRIN 53 Final
SYR 73
UNC 112 Final
PITT 62 Final
UAPB 43 Final