Elfrid Payton scored 14 points to go with nine assists and three steals for Louisiana-Lafayette (3-5, 1-1 Sun Belt).
Mbamalu connected on five 3-point shots, including one that gave Louisiana-Lafayette a 59-57 lead with 9:26 left in the game.
North Texas and Louisiana-Lafayette went back and forth down the stretch. Steven Wronkoski hit a 3-pointer with 1:16 left to give Louisiana-Lafayette a 73-71 lead.
Andrew White III will return to the Nebraska men's basketball team next season after removing his name from the NBA draft.
Mike Brey is looking at former Notre Dame players to fill two assistant jobs that have opened up with the departures of Martin Ingelsby and Anthony Solomon.
Purdue's 2016-17 prospects got a jolt Wednesday when forward Caleb Swanigan announced he will return for his sophomore season.
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