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North Texas vs UL Lafayette

Louisiana-Lafayette 74, North Texas 55


HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) - Elfrid Payton scored 20 points, leading four Louisiana-Lafayette players in double figures, and the Ragin' Cajuns pulled away in the second half for a 74-55 victory over North Texas Friday night in the opening round of the Sun Belt tournament.

Bryant Mbamalu scored 16 points - 14 in the second half - and Alan-Michael Thompson also scored 16. Shawn Long had 12 points and 11 rebounds for ULL (13-19), the tournament's No. 8 seed. The Ragin' Cajuns will play Sun Belt regular-season champion Middle Tennessee on Saturday in the quarterfinals.

Louisiana-Lafayette led 33-29 at halftime, then outscored North Texas 13-3 after the break and stayed in control after that.

Jordan Williams led the Mean Green (12-20) with 19 points. Roger Franklin scored 13 and Tony Mitchell had 10 points, 12 rebounds and four blocked shots.

Louisiana-Lafayette also won both regular-season meetings.

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North Texas Mean Green
T. Mitchell, F383-73-6120210
J. Williams, G366-134-850019
R. Franklin, G326-101-152213
P. Hardwick, G311-40-01532
C. Jones, G311-92-52154
N. Stojiljkovic221-62-49114
C. Overlander51-20-00003
K. Coleman40-00-00000
A. Mitchell10-00-00000
Totals 19-5112-243991355
UL Lafayette Ragin Cajuns
S. Long, F366-170-0112112
E. Moore, F271-30-01142
E. Payton, G387-175-677320
A. Thompson, G375-134-440116
B. Mbamalu, G227-110-153416
J. Soto141-30-02013
S. Wronkoski91-10-01123
C. Barnett71-10-03022
K. Shepherd70-10-01000
B. Lazare10-00-00000
A. Leblanc10-00-00000
D. Williams10-10-01000
Totals 29-689-1141141874
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La. Tech15-324-755
Old Dominion12-523-645
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Middle Tenn.8-915-15190
North Texas8-914-15212
UT-San Antonio7-1013-15235
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Ga. Southern14-521-7120
Georgia St.14-521-973
UL Lafayette12-718-12156
App. St.8-1111-17267
S. Alabama8-1110-20279
Texas St.7-1213-15246
Arkansas St.6-1311-17275