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UL Lafayette vs Western Kentucky

Louisiana tops Western Kentucky 73-72 in Sun Belt


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NEW ORLEANS (AP) Elfrid Payton scored 23 points, including the go-ahead layup with 1:16 left, as third-seeded Louisiana-Lafayette beat No. 2 seed Western Kentucky 73-72 Saturday in the semifinals of the Sun Belt Conference tournament.

Payton had a chance to put Louisiana up by three with 11 seconds left, but his runner was short. Western Kentucky's T.J. Price grabbed the rebound and went coast-to-coast but missed the game-winning layup at the buzzer.

Payton was 11 of 15 from the field, grabbed seven rebounds, had nine assists and four steals for Louisiana (22-11). Bryant Mbamalu also had 23 points.

George Fant and Price had 16 apiece for Western Kentucky (20-12).

WKU's press defense forced a turnover leading to Chris Harrison-Docks' third consecutive 3-pointer to give the Hilltoppers a 70-69 with 2:48 left. But WKU made just 2 of 6 free throws down the stretch.

Louisiana will play top-seeded Georgia State Sunday in the championship.

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Sun Belt
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Little Rock11-221-355
UL Lafayette10-314-8127
UL-Monroe8-512-12180
UT-Arlington7-516-799
Ga. Southern7-611-12246
Arkansas St.7-611-13257
Georgia St.6-713-9134
S. Alabama5-810-14237
Texas St.4-910-12292
App. St.4-96-18268
Troy2-117-17285

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UAB11-121-4101
Middle Tenn.9-317-779
Marshall8-312-12141
La. Tech7-418-6147
Old Dominion7-414-10148
UTEP6-614-11241
Charlotte5-69-15225
FIU5-711-14254
FAU5-77-18278
Western Ky.4-712-12182
North Texas4-79-15296
So. Miss4-77-15301
Rice3-88-16290
UT-San Antonio2-104-21342
 
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