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North Texas vs UL Lafayette

Louisiana-Lafayette 105, North Texas 74


LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Elfrid Payton scored 24 points and Shawn Long added his sixth straight double-double with 23 points and 13 rebounds as Louisiana-Lafayette dominated North Texas 105-74 Wednesday night.

Bryant Mabamalu added 18 points to help Louisiana-Lafayette (8-15, 4-8 Sun Belt Conference) snap a three-game losing streak and hand North Texas its biggest loss of the season.

Trailing 45-37 at halftime, North Texas (8-15, 3-9) got within four, 47-43.

The Ragin' Cajuns, who cracked 100 points for the first time since 2004, used an 11-2 run to make it 58-45.

After cutting the lead to 10, 71-61 with 9:14 left, Louisiana-Lafayette pulled away with an 18-0 run to go up 28, 89-61 with 4:53 remaining. Long made a 3-pointer during the stretch and Elridge Moore ended the spurt with a dunk.

Louisiana-Lafayette shot 62.9 percent (22 of 35) in the second half.

Jordan Williams scored a career-high 31 points for North Texas.

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North Texas Mean Green
T. Mitchell, F253-40-05147
N. Stojiljkovic, F120-00-01100
J. Williams, G3812-175-1121031
P. Hardwick, G271-40-05152
R. Franklin, G264-102-241410
A. Williams365-104-543014
J. Patton170-42-24132
K. Coleman101-33-41005
C. Overlander81-31-20003
A. Mitchell10-00-00000
Totals 27-5517-262791674
UL Lafayette Ragin Cajuns
S. Long, F329-202-3130223
E. Moore, F305-80-143310
E. Payton, G367-1310-1359324
S. Wronkoski, G312-20-00106
A. Thompson, G203-50-04249
B. Mbamalu286-154-444118
J. Soto101-22-23014
K. Shepherd73-40-00027
B. Lazare41-10-00012
A. Leblanc21-10-00002
Totals 38-7118-23381917105
Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Western Ky.7-014-568
La. Tech6-115-5100
Middle Tenn.5-212-8130
Old Dominion4-315-442
UT-San Antonio3-49-9251
North Texas2-58-11272
So. Miss1-66-12295

Sun Belt
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Ga. Southern6-213-4116
Georgia St.6-313-7104
UL Lafayette5-411-9227
App. St.5-48-10253
S. Alabama4-56-14303
Texas St.4-610-9211
Arkansas St.4-69-10250
Other games
ILL 75 Final
ARIZ 57 Final
BUT 58 Final
STL 75
GONZ 88 Final
LMU 43