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Middle Tennessee vs UL Lafayette

Middle Tennessee 72, Louisiana-Lafayette 58

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LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - James Gallman scored 14 points and Marcos Knight added 12 as Middle Tennessee defeated Louisiana-Lafayette 72-58 Thursday night in the Sun Belt Conference opener for both teams.

The Blue Raiders (5-1) led by as many as 11 points, 36-25, with 2:52 left in the first half, but the Ragin' Cajuns (2-5) cut their deficit to 38-32 at halftime.

A jumper by Shawn Long, who finished with 17 points and 13 rebounds, gave Louisiana-Lafayette a 48-47 lead with 11:20 remaining in the game, but Middle Tennessee then used a 14-1 run to seize control.

Bruce Massey's only basket of the game started the run, which included five points by Gallman and three turnovers by the Ragin' Cajuns.

Jason Jones scored 11 points and Tweety Knight 10 for Middle Tennessee.

Steven Wronkoski had 13 points for Louisiana-Lafayette, and Bryant Mbamalu and Elfrid Payton scored 11 each.

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Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders
N. Hunter, F261-52-46035
S. Jones, F180-43-44043
M. Knight, G345-160-071012
J. Gallman, G234-104-531014
B. Massey, G171-10-03242
R. Cintron222-90-03206
J. Jones175-51-220311
J. Sulton170-35-63015
T. Knight165-50-141310
K. Hammonds102-20-00314
Totals 25-6015-2240101972
 41.7%68.2% 
UL Lafayette Ragin Cajuns
S. Long, F398-171-2132317
E. Moore, F281-31-26123
E. Payton, G364-103-466111
B. Mbamalu, G345-110-040111
S. Wronkoski, G273-45-500413
K. Brown170-30-00010
J. Soto70-20-00000
M. Moss61-30-02013
K. Shepherd40-10-00000
B. Lazare20-00-00040
C. Barnett00-00-00010
Totals 22-5410-133191858
 40.7%76.9% 
Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
UTEP0-02-037
La. Tech0-04-1151
Old Dominion0-04-11
FIU0-03-1306
Marshall0-03-127
Middle Tenn.0-03-1326
North Texas0-03-1203
So. Miss0-03-1245
Charlotte0-03-220
UAB0-02-2318
UT-San Antonio0-02-2324
Rice0-01-2290
FAU0-01-3299
Western Ky.0-01-3313

Sun Belt
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Ga. Southern0-03-136
UALR0-03-1120
Texas St.0-02-1268
UL-Monroe0-02-184
Georgia St.0-03-283
UT-Arlington0-03-296
App. St.0-02-2219
UL Lafayette0-02-3307
S. Alabama0-01-2334
Troy0-01-3298
Arkansas St.0-00-2348
 
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