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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
La. Tech8-117-598
Western Ky.8-115-674
UAB7-211-11159
Old Dominion6-317-438
UTEP6-314-793
Middle Tenn.5-412-10144
UT-San Antonio4-510-10253
FIU3-410-10185
North Texas3-59-11268
Rice3-56-14307
Charlotte3-69-12186
Marshall2-76-16298
FAU1-68-10235
So. Miss1-86-14304

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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Ga. Southern8-215-4113
Georgia St.8-315-786
UL-Monroe8-314-8154
UT-Arlington6-512-9171
UL Lafayette6-512-10215
App. St.5-58-11255
S. Alabama5-67-15301
Texas St.4-710-10227
Arkansas St.4-89-12256
Troy3-88-12308
UALR3-88-13300
 
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