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Louisiana-Lafayette tops Louisiana-Monroe 71-63
UL LAFAYETTE 71, UL MONROE 63
MONROE, La. (AP) -- Shawn Long recorded his 17th double-double of
the season to lead Louisiana-Lafayette to a 71-63 victory over
Louisiana-Monroe Saturday night in Sun Belt Conference play.
The Ragin' Cajuns (12-19, 8-12) will play either Troy or North
Texas in the opening round of the conference tournament Friday.
The season ends for the Warhawks (4-22, 3-17), who've lost five
straight and 14 of 15.
Long scored 17 points and took 10 rebounds. He got double-figure
scoring help from Bryant Mbamalu and Alan-Michael Thompson, who
scored 13 points apiece.
The Ragin' Cajuns led 34-26 at halftime, then withstood a
second-half onslaught by Amos Olatayo. He had a game-high 21
points, including 9 of 14 foul shots. Olatayo scored 10 straight
Warhawks points to get them within 66-62 with 1:57 left, but no
Teammates Trent Mackey and Jayon James scored 12 points each.
Louisiana-Lafayette hit 8 of 19 treys, Louisiana-Monroe 5 of 22.
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