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UL Lafayette vs Louisiana-Monroe

Louisiana-Lafayette 71, Louisiana-Monroe 63

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MONROE, La. (AP) - Shawn Long recorded his 17th double-double of the season to lead Louisiana-Lafayette to a 71-63 victory over Louisiana-Monroe Saturday night in Sun Belt Conference play.

The Ragin' Cajuns (12-19, 8-12) will play either Troy or North Texas in the opening round of the conference tournament Friday. The season ends for the Warhawks (4-22, 3-17), who've lost five straight and 14 of 15.

Long scored 17 points and took 10 rebounds. He got double-figure scoring help from Bryant Mbamalu and Alan-Michael Thompson, who scored 13 points apiece.

The Ragin' Cajuns led 34-26 at halftime, then withstood a second-half onslaught by Amos Olatayo. He had a game-high 21 points, including 9 of 14 foul shots. Olatayo scored 10 straight Warhawks points to get them within 66-62 with 1:57 left, but no closer.

Teammates Trent Mackey and Jayon James scored 12 points each.

Louisiana-Lafayette hit 8 of 19 treys, Louisiana-Monroe 5 of 22.

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UL Lafayette Ragin Cajuns
S. Long, F265-135-8102417
E. Moore, F254-80-07229
A. Thompson, G384-101-200313
E. Payton, G374-80-27838
B. Mbamalu, G354-105-750213
C. Barnett141-22-31034
S. Wronkoski140-12-21022
J. Soto70-12-22012
K. Shepherd41-10-00013
Totals 23-5417-2636122171
 42.6%65.4% 
Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks
J. James, F384-94-794212
M. Brown, F312-62-46036
A. Olatayo, G396-149-1484221
K. Koszuta, G342-71-23257
T. Mackey, G325-100-042512
T. Lindsey202-60-04045
T. Birchett60-10-00000
Totals 21-5316-2736122163
 39.6%59.3% 
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S. Alabama7-119-20292
Texas St.6-1112-14249
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App. St.6-119-17275
Troy5-1310-17311
 
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