Troy vs UL Lafayette

Louisiana-Lafayette 76, Troy 66


LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Elfrid Payton scored 23 points, hitting 9 of 9 free throws, as Louisiana-Lafayette held off Troy 76-66 Thursday night.

The Ragin' Cajuns split the season series, denying Trojans coach Don Maestri his 500th career win for the second straight game. Troy won 71-52 on Feb. 2.

Alan-Michael Thompson added 20 points and Shawn Long had 18 points and five blocks for Louisiana-Lafayette (11-17, 7-10 Sun Belt Conference), which has won three of its last four games.

The Ragin' Cajuns led 18-5 en route to a 34-26 halftime advantage. The Trojans tied it at 59 on Deonata Jethroe's layup with 5:03 left, but Thompson hit back-to-back 3-pointers, then Louisiana-Lafayette made 11 of 12 free throws to seal it.

The Ragin' Cajuns made 23 of 28 foul shots compared to Troy's 11 of 18.

Jethroe scored 20 points to lead the Trojans (11-17, 6-11) who have lost four of their last five.

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Troy Trojans
J. Warren, C142-30-01034
H. Williams, G374-164-634314
E. Jones, G324-71-15629
D. Jethroe, G288-120-060320
A. Myers, G240-30-21330
R. Chambers265-105-650115
J. Mullahey190-31-34021
W. Hinton121-10-03013
T. Calhoun80-20-02000
Totals 24-5711-1832131866
UL Lafayette Ragin Cajuns
S. Long, F365-98-1090218
E. Moore, F260-30-24430
E. Payton, G407-139-995123
A. Thompson, G387-100-001320
B. Mbamalu, G362-85-53029
S. Wronkoski130-11-20011
K. Shepherd72-30-01005
B. Lazare20-00-00000
J. Soto20-00-01010
Totals 23-4723-2828101376
Sun Belt
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Little Rock17-330-542
UL Lafayette12-819-15156
Ga. Southern10-1014-17243
Georgia St.9-1116-14180
Texas St.8-1215-16238
S. Alabama8-1214-19240
Arkansas St.7-1311-20284
App. St.7-139-22259
Other games
CAL 48 Final
ORE 46
DUKE 88 Final
VT 56