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Russell leads Louisiana-Lafayette over McNeese 85-80

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) Cedric Russell had 22 points as Louisiana-Lafayette narrowly beat McNeese 85-80 on Saturday night.

Louisiana-Lafayette (2-0) led throughout the second half but struggled to hold off the Cowboys down the stretch. The Ragin' Cajuns led 75-65 with 89 seconds remaining in the game when McNeese rallied to get within a point.

McNeese's Leondre Washington had a layup and a 3-pointer to help the Cowboys close to 79-76 with 39 seconds remaining. Washington completed a three-point play to close to 80-79 before the Ragin' Cajuns made four straight free throws to complete the scoring.

Jalen Johnson added 21 points for the Ragin' Cajuns. Johnson also had seven rebounds and five blocks for ULL. Kobe Julien added 15 points and Dou Gueye chipped in 11 for Louisiana-Lafayette (2-0).

Dru Kuxhausen had 18 points for the Cowboys (0-2). A.J. Lawson added 14 points. Washington had 11 points.

Louisiana-Lafayette takes on TCU on the road on Tuesday. McNeese plays Southern-New Orleans at home on Monday.

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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 McNeese State 0-2 334780
home team logo Louisiana 2-0 325385
Team Stats
away team logo McNeese State 0-2 79.4 PPG 38.5 RPG 16.3 APG
home team logo Louisiana 2-0 73.2 PPG 38 RPG 11.5 APG
Key Players
23
S. Kennedy 18.6 PPG 10.9 RPG 1.5 APG 67.9 FG%
1
J. Johnson 15.5 PPG 6.6 RPG 0.8 APG 42.8 FG%
Top Scorers
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0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
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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