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Gant leads Louisiana-Lafayette past Georgia Southern 87-85

STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) Jakeenan Gant scored 22 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as Louisiana-Lafayette edged Georgia Southern 87-85 on Saturday night.

Gant was 9 of 17 from the field for the Ragin' Cajuns (11-6, 2-2 Sun Belt). Jerekius Davis added 17 points and Marcus Stroman and P.J. Hardy added 12 points apiece. Stroman had six boards.

Louisiana-Lafayette trailed by six early in the first half but Hardy hit a 3-pointer and Gant dunked to spark a 14-3 run that helped put the Ragin' Cajuns on top 32-27 with 3:40 left. They led 44-35 at the break.

Davis sank a 3-pointer early in the second half to push it to 60-47 but the Eagles (10-7, 2-2) rallied to take an 80-78 lead with 1:33 to go on a Tookie Brown layup. Stroman and Gant drained four free throws and Stroman hit a layup for an 84-80 Louisiana-Lafayette lead with 28 seconds remaining.

Quan Jackson and Brown scored 21 points apiece for the Eagles. Isaiah Crawley had 13 points and 10 rebounds.

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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
12T
away team logo Louisiana 11-6 444387
home team logo Ga. Southern 10-7 355085
Team Stats
away team logo Louisiana 11-6 83.0 PPG 38.8 RPG 14.8 APG
home team logo Ga. Southern 10-7 83.4 PPG 39 RPG 12.9 APG
Key Players
23
J. Gant 21.0 PPG 8.3 RPG 1.3 APG 55.1 FG%
4
T. Brown 17.5 PPG 3.8 RPG 5.1 APG 50.3 FG%
Top Scorers
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PTS REB AST
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0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
Starters
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Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB