UL Lafayette vs Middle Tennessee

Middle Tennessee 82, Louisiana-Lafayette 60

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) - Kerry Hammonds scored 27 points, making 10 of 11 shots, to lead Sun Belt Conference front-runner Middle Tennessee over Louisiana-Lafayette 82-60 Saturday night.

The junior guard, who was averaging 4.8 points this season, bettered his previous season high by 16 points and fell one short of his career best, set against South Alabama in his freshman year. He made 6 of 7 3-pointers.

Middle Tennessee (16-4, 8-1) used a 19-2 run to increase a 16-13 lead to 35-15 with 2:43 left in the first half, and it was 41-21 at halftime. Hammonds scored 15 points in the half's final 8:59.

Raymond Cintron scored 12 points and Shawn Jones had nine points and 10 rebounds for the Blue Raiders, who won 72-58 at Louisiana-Lafayette on Nov. 29.

Shawn Long had 21 points and 13 rebounds for the Ragin' Cajuns (7-14, 3-7), who have lost nine in a row to Middle Tennessee.

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Scoreboard
Louisiana-Lafayette (7-14)213960
Middle Tennessee (16-4) «414182

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UL Lafayette Ragin Cajuns
S. Long, F387-215-8131021
E. Moore, F212-53-56227
E. Payton, G306-82-263014
S. Wronkoski, G301-61-23033
K. Shepherd, G80-30-11100
J. Soto291-41-22044
A. Thompson293-60-00018
B. Lazare80-00-00030
A. Leblanc41-10-01002
C. Barnett30-01-40031
Totals 21-5413-243371660
 38.9%54.2% 
Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders
K. Hammonds, F2710-111-232227
N. Hunter, F204-80-06118
J. Sulton, F164-50-02028
M. Knight, G203-93-42319
B. Massey, G170-40-02610
R. Cintron214-80-030012
S. Jones214-71-210149
T. Knight151-23-40635
J. Gallman130-42-22102
J. Jones130-20-06150
T. Walker100-30-04020
Z. Gibson50-10-01000
G. Gibson10-10-00000
F. Perkins10-02-20002
Totals 30-6512-1643212182
 46.2%75% 
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
UT-Arlington14-427-945
Georgia St.12-620-13104
Arkansas St.11-720-12120
Texas St.11-722-14179
Ga. Southern11-718-15122
UL Lafayette10-821-12114
Troy10-822-15147
Coast. Car.10-820-19183
S. Alabama7-1114-18231
Little Rock6-1215-17244
App. St.4-149-21300
UL-Monroe2-169-24297

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Middle Tenn.17-131-535
La. Tech14-423-10117
Old Dominion12-619-12136
UTEP12-615-17222
Rice11-723-12168
Marshall10-820-15112
UAB9-917-16198
Western Ky.9-915-17226
UT-San Antonio8-1014-19264
Charlotte7-1113-17243
FAU6-1210-20282
So. Miss6-129-22331
FIU3-157-24337
North Texas2-168-22339
 
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