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Cajuns cruise by Texas St. 80-54 into Sun Belt semifinal

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Frank Bartley scored 23 points, Justin Miller added 14 off the bench and Louisiana-Lafayette cruised past Texas State 80-54 in the Sun Belt Conference quarterfinals on Friday, keeping its record-setting season alive.

Top-seeded Louisiana-Lafayette (27-5) will face no. 4 seed Texas-Arlington in a Saturday semifinal.

The Ragin' Cajuns pushed their school-record for wins to 27, continuing a pace that began in conference when they won a school-record 16 Sun Belt games, 15 by double digits, and earned top seed to the tournament for the first time since 2004.

Bartley knocked down five of Louisiana-Lafayette's 14 3-pointers and Miller drained four as Louisiana shot 53 percent from the field (31 of 59) and was 14 of 27 from distance (52 percent).

Miller, a starter last season, led a deep Cajuns bench, outscoring the Texas State bench 40-21. JaKeenan Gant, averaging 14.7 points per game, sat down due to illness after three minutes.

Nijal Pearson led the Bobcats (15-18) with 14 points.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
+ 2 Quentin Scott made dunk, assist by Eric Terry 23.0
+ 1 Larenz Stalcup made 2nd of 2 free throws 35.0
  Larenz Stalcup missed 1st of 2 free throws 35.0
  Shooting foul on Eric Terry 35.0
+ 1 Deris Duncan made 2nd of 2 free throws 57.0
+ 1 Deris Duncan made 1st of 2 free throws 57.0
  Shooting foul on Mason Aucoin 57.0
+ 2 Larenz Stalcup made turnaround jump shot, assist by Jacob Broussard 1:17
+ 1 Quentin Scott made 2nd of 2 free throws 1:37
+ 1 Quentin Scott made 1st of 2 free throws 1:37
  Shooting foul on Jerekius Davis 1:37
Team Stats
Points 54 80
Field Goals 20-52 (38.5%) 31-59 (52.5%)
3-Pointers 3-14 (21.4%) 14-27 (51.9%)
Free Throws 11-18 (61.1%) 4-6 (66.7%)
Total Rebounds 28 36
Offensive 5 6
Defensive 19 27
Team 4 3
Assists 12 23
Steals 8 7
Blocks 2 2
Turnovers 14 13
Fouls 12 15
Technicals 0 0
14 PTS, 5 REB, 2 AST
23 PTS, 6 REB, 2 AST
12T
away team logo Texas St. 15-18 153954
home team logo Louisiana 27-5 374380
Team Stats
away team logo Texas St. 15-18 75.7 PPG 41.7 RPG 16.6 APG
home team logo Louisiana 27-5 82.6 PPG 40.6 RPG 15.2 APG
Key Players
22
N. Pearson G 17.8 PPG 4.8 RPG 1.6 APG 44.9 FG%
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F. Bartley G PPG RPG APG FG%
Top Scorers
N. Pearson G 14 PTS 5 REB 2 AST
F. Bartley G 23 PTS 6 REB 2 AST
38.5 FG% 52.5
21.4 3PT FG% 51.9
61.1 FT% 66.7
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
N. Pearson 14 5 2 5/13 0/2 4/6 3 36 1 0 5 1 4
T. Blount 9 3 0 3/9 2/5 1/2 0 24 2 0 2 1 2
I. King 5 2 1 2/4 0/0 1/1 2 19 0 0 3 0 2
A. Peacock 5 1 0 2/4 0/1 1/3 0 22 1 1 0 0 1
T. Nottingham 0 2 5 0/6 0/2 0/0 2 27 3 0 1 0 2
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
N. Pearson 14 5 2 5/13 0/2 4/6 3 36 1 0 5 1 4
T. Blount 9 3 0 3/9 2/5 1/2 0 24 2 0 2 1 2
I. King 5 2 1 2/4 0/0 1/1 2 19 0 0 3 0 2
A. Peacock 5 1 0 2/4 0/1 1/3 0 22 1 1 0 0 1
T. Nottingham 0 2 5 0/6 0/2 0/0 2 27 3 0 1 0 2
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
I. Gurley 6 3 1 3/6 0/2 0/0 0 14 1 0 1 0 3
E. Terry 6 2 1 3/5 0/0 0/0 4 21 0 1 2 2 0
Q. Scott 4 1 0 1/2 0/1 2/2 0 4 0 0 0 0 1
N. Prijovic 3 4 1 1/2 1/1 0/0 1 14 0 0 0 1 3
D. Duncan 2 0 1 0/0 0/0 2/2 0 6 0 0 0 0 0
S. Adams 0 1 0 0/1 0/0 0/2 0 9 0 0 0 0 1
R. Miller 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0
M. Davis - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Sule - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 54 24 12 20/52 3/14 11/18 12 200 8 2 14 5 19
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
F. Bartley 23 6 2 8/18 5/11 2/2 0 23 1 0 0 1 5
M. Stroman 10 3 8 5/7 0/0 0/0 0 26 3 1 2 0 3
B. Washington 7 8 3 3/5 0/0 1/2 1 29 3 1 2 2 6
J. Gant 0 0 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 2 3 0 0 0 0 0
M. Marquetti 0 3 2 0/0 0/0 0/0 1 26 0 0 2 1 2
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
F. Bartley 23 6 2 8/18 5/11 2/2 0 23 1 0 0 1 5
M. Stroman 10 3 8 5/7 0/0 0/0 0 26 3 1 2 0 3
B. Washington 7 8 3 3/5 0/0 1/2 1 29 3 1 2 2 6
J. Gant 0 0 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 2 3 0 0 0 0 0
M. Marquetti 0 3 2 0/0 0/0 0/0 1 26 0 0 2 1 2
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Miller 14 4 1 5/8 4/6 0/0 4 18 0 0 2 1 3
J. Davis 12 1 0 5/8 2/5 0/0 1 18 0 0 0 0 1
C. Russell 9 3 2 3/7 3/4 0/0 1 19 0 0 3 0 3
L. Stalcup 3 0 1 1/2 0/0 1/2 0 5 0 0 0 0 0
P. Hardy 2 3 1 1/3 0/1 0/0 1 12 0 0 1 0 3
J. Stove 0 2 1 0/0 0/0 0/0 3 15 0 0 1 1 1
J. Broussard 0 0 2 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0
M. Aucoin 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
K. Evans - - - - - - - - - - - - -
E. McCoy - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 80 33 23 31/59 14/27 4/6 15 200 7 2 13 6 27