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Pippins steps up as Little Rock downs Louisiana 72-61, OT

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) Ryan Pippins scored 19 points and Oliver Black scored 17 with 11 rebounds and Little Rock snapped a three-game skid and beat Louisiana 72-61 in overtime in the Sun Belt Conference finale for both teams on Saturday.

Louisiana enters next week's conference tournament in New Orleans with a bye as the No. 1 seed and will play the winner of No. 8 Coastal Carolina versus No. 9 Texas State.

No. 12 Little Rock plays a first-round game Wednesday against fifth-seed Appalachian State.

Kris Bankston's dunk to start overtime put Little Rock (7-24, 4-14) ahead for good. Pippins scored 10 of Little Rock's 19 points in overtime.

Malik Marquetti made a pair of foul shots with a second left to tie the game at 53 at the end of regulation. Pippins' 3-pointer with 13 seconds to go put Little Rock ahead 53-51.

Bankston scored 14 points on 6-of-7 shooting and Cameron Corcoran scored 10 for the Trojans.

Frank Bartley IV and JaKeenan Grant scored 17 apiece for the Ragin Cajuns (26-5, 16-2). The team shot just 19 of 57 (33 percent) from the field including 6 of 31 from 3-point range.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
Team Stats
Points 0 0
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%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
12OTT
away team logo Little Rock 7-24 23301972
home team logo Louisiana 26-5 2330861
Team Stats
away team logo Little Rock 7-24 63.7 PPG 37.5 RPG 12.2 APG
home team logo Louisiana 26-5 83.2 PPG 41.8 RPG 17.4 APG
Key Players
1
A. Jones 12.3 PPG 4.6 RPG 2.4 APG 39.4 FG%
4
F. Bartley 17.8 PPG 3.6 RPG 2.0 APG 43.3 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
Starters
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
Starters
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
Bench
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
Starters
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
Starters
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
Bench
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB