UL Lafayette vs Middle Tennessee

Middle Tennessee 81, Louisiana-Lafayette 66

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HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) - Bruce Massey scored 15 points and Middle Tennessee extended the nation's longest winning streak to 17 games with an 81-66 victory over Louisiana-Lafayette on Saturday in the second round of the Sun Belt Conference tournament.

The Blue Raiders (28-4) added to their school-record streak and broke the school record for victories set last year by using a balanced attack, shooting 49 percent from the field and outrebounding Louisiana-Lafayette 36-27.

Raymond Cintron added 12 points and James Gallman had 11 for top-seeded Middle Tennessee, which will face No. 4 seed Florida International in the semifinals on Sunday. The Blue Raiders, who will move to Conference USA next season, have defeated Louisiana-Lafayette 10 straight times.

Alan-Micha Thompson led the eighth-seeded Ragin' Cajuns (13-20) with 17 points. Elfrid Payton added 15 points and six assists, Bryant Mbamalu scored 14 and Shawn Long had 10.

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UL Lafayette Ragin Cajuns
S. Long, F393-94-571310
E. Moore, F152-50-12154
A. Thompson, G366-121-231417
B. Mbamalu, G324-95-631514
E. Payton, G324-106-1446415
S. Wronkoski252-30-01025
K. Shepherd120-21-22131
J. Soto80-10-01020
C. Barnett10-00-00000
Totals 21-5117-3027112866
 41.2%56.7% 
Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders
S. Jones, F173-60-03036
J. Sulton, F173-42-33038
B. Massey, G265-95-631515
M. Knight, G201-47-94349
K. Hammonds, G100-20-01010
R. Cintron283-83-443312
J. Gallman223-44-451311
N. Hunter171-26-73008
T. Knight152-50-03324
T. Walker151-22-41014
J. Jones131-12-24004
Totals 23-4731-3936112581
 48.9%79.5% 
Sun Belt
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
UT-Arlington11-321-634
Arkansas St.10-419-877
Georgia St.10-517-10125
Ga. Southern10-517-11124
Texas St.8-615-11208
Troy8-616-12198
Coast. Car.9-714-15141
UL Lafayette7-817-11144
S. Alabama6-813-14222
Little Rock4-1013-14246
App. St.3-138-19265
UL-Monroe2-138-20316

Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Middle Tenn.14-124-432
La. Tech13-321-8120
Old Dominion10-517-10130
UTEP10-512-15255
Rice9-619-9180
Marshall8-715-13129
UAB8-715-13179
Western Ky.7-813-15224
UT-San Antonio7-812-16281
Charlotte6-912-14233
So. Miss6-119-20336
FAU5-109-17296
FIU2-136-22343
North Texas2-148-20330
 
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