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Louisiana stays hot, beats S. Alabama 76-57 behind Marquetti

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) Malik Marquetti scored 21 points, JaKeenan Grant scored 16 and Bryce Washington grabbed 16 rebounds and Louisiana pulled away in the second half to beat South Alabama 76-57 Thursday night.

Louisiana led 34-29 at halftime and used a 17-2 run in an almost eight-minute span for a 66-45 lead with 5:42 left. Louisiana shot 6 of 14 from the field while South Alabama went 1 of 7 during that stretch.

Marquetti hit five 3-pointers and Frank Bartley IV added 11 points. The Ragin' Cajuns made half their 24 3-point attempts and finished 25-of-52 shooting. Louisiana also owned a 41-25 rebounding advantage.

Trhae Mitchell lead the Jaguars with 16 points, shooting 7 of 10, grabbed eight rebounds and Josh Ajayi scored 13.

Louisiana (18-3, 8-0 Sun Belt) has won eight straight and 14 of its last 15 contests. The Ragin' Cajuns haven't lost consecutive games this season. South Alabama (11-10, 4-4) saw its two-game win streak come to an end.

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Key Players
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Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
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Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
12T
away team logo South Alabama 11-10 292857
home team logo Louisiana 18-3 344276
Team Stats
away team logo South Alabama 11-10 72.9 PPG 35 RPG 13.9 APG
home team logo Louisiana 18-3 81.6 PPG 39 RPG 15.3 APG
Key Players
33
J. Ajayi 16.4 PPG 7.4 RPG 1.6 APG 56.0 FG%
23
J. Gant 20.5 PPG 8.6 RPG 1.3 APG 54.4 FG%
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