Scores

Final

Middle Tennessee 72

(5-1, 1-0 Sun Belt)

LA-Lafayette 58

(2-5, 0-1 Sun Belt)

8:00 PM ET, November 29, 2012

Cajun Dome, Lafayette, Louisiana

1 2 T
MTU 38 3472
ULL 32 2658

Top Performers

Middle Tennessee: T. Knight 10 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

Louisiana-Lafayette: S. Long 17 Pts, 13 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Blk

Middle Tennessee 72, Louisiana-Lafayette 58

Associated Press

LAFAYETTE, La. -- James Gallman scored 14 points and Marcos Knight added 12 as Middle Tennessee defeated Louisiana-Lafayette 72-58 Thursday night in the Sun Belt Conference opener for both teams.

The Blue Raiders (5-1) led by as many as 11 points, 36-25, with 2:52 left in the first half, but the Ragin' Cajuns (2-5) cut their deficit to 38-32 at halftime.

A jumper by Shawn Long, who finished with 17 points and 13 rebounds, gave Louisiana-Lafayette a 48-47 lead with 11:20 remaining in the game, but Middle Tennessee then used a 14-1 run to seize control.

Bruce Massey's only basket of the game started the run, which included five points by Gallman and three turnovers by the Ragin' Cajuns.

Jason Jones scored 11 points and Tweety Knight 10 for Middle Tennessee.

Steven Wronkoski had 13 points for Louisiana-Lafayette, and Bryant Mbamalu and Elfrid Payton scored 11 each.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MTU
ULL
Points 72 58
FG Made-Attempted 25-60 (.417) 22-54 (.407)
3P Made-Attempted 7-20 (.350) 4-17 (.235)
FT Made-Attempted 15-22 (.682) 10-13 (.769)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
Largest Lead 15 2

2012-13 Season

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» Nov 29, 2012 MTU 72, @ULL 58Recap
Jan 19, 2013 @MTU 82, ULL 60Recap
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