Arkansas-Little Rock vs Louisiana-Lafayette

Louisiana-Lafayette 79, UALR 70

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LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Bryant Mbamalu turned in a season-high 26 points to lead Louisiana-Lafayette over Arkansas-Little Rock 79-70 in Sun Belt Conference action Saturday night.

The win moves the Ragin' Cajuns (6-9, 2-2) into a tie for first place with the Trojans (8-7, 2-2) in the Sun Belt's West division.

Mbamalu was 9-of-14 shooting and also had four assists. Shawn Long added 10 points and 13 rebounds for his eighth double-double this year and third in four games.

Will Neighbour turned in 17 points and a career-high 14 rebounds for his third double-double of the season. The junior hit 9 of 11 free throws and the Trojans made 24 of 30 while connecting on 31.3 percent (21 of 67) from the floor.

Louisiana-Lafayette trailed 37-34 at halftime but came out of the intermission with a 7-2 run.

Mbamalu's free throws snapped a 45-all tie and sparked a 13-5 run for the decisive advantage.

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Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans
W. Neighbour, F304-109-11140117
T. Lockhart, F201-64-43106
M. Javes, F152-51-23045
L. Isler, G292-53-34147
J. Gillon, G201-82-23325
J. Hagins195-112-220414
G. Leeper180-00-04120
J. White172-82-41116
B. Dillard152-50-03005
K. Osse122-81-23225
S. Billings50-10-00000
Totals 21-6724-304492070
 31.3%80% 
Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns
B. Mbamalu, F379-146-834226
S. Long, F303-114-4131410
E. Moore, F113-32-21058
E. Payton, G395-122-656012
S. Wronkoski, G170-10-03030
A. Thompson293-64-431213
J. Soto153-40-00028
A. Leblanc90-00-10010
K. Shepherd91-40-00012
C. Barnett40-00-00020
B. Lazare00-00-00010
Totals 27-5518-2532122379
 49.1%72% 
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-L
Georgia St.17-125-9
Western Ky.12-620-12
UL-Lafayette11-723-12
Arkansas St.10-819-13
UALR9-915-17
UT-Arlington9-915-17
UL-Monroe7-119-17
Troy6-1211-20
S. Alabama5-1311-20
Texas St.4-148-23
 
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