Scores

Final

Lamar 60

(1-8, 0-7 away)

LA-Lafayette 77

(4-6, 1-1 Sun Belt)

8:00 PM ET, December 11, 2012

Cajun Dome, Lafayette, Louisiana

1 2 T
LAM 19 4160
ULL 37 4077

Top Performers

Lamar: R. Mitchell 21 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Stl

Louisiana-Lafayette: E. Payton 17 Pts, 11 Reb, 3 Ast, 5 Stl, 1 Blk

Louisiana-Lafayette 77, Lamar 60

Associated Press

LAFAYETTE, La. -- Shawn Long scored 10 of his 16 points in the first half and Alan-Michael Thompson came off the bench for 18 as Louisiana-Lafayette built a 19-point first-half lead en route to a 77-60 win over Lamar on Tuesday.

Elfrid Payton led the Ragin' Cajuns with 17 points. Both Payton and Long recorded 11 rebounds and went 7 of 14 from the field.

Louisiana-Lafayette opened the game with back-to-back layups, then Long, a freshman, scored the next seven points to put the Ragin' Cajuns up 11-0.

Lamar rallied to cut the deficit to 25-17 with 3:49 left in the first half but Josh Soto hit a 3-pointer, and Thompson scored eight straight points for the Ragin' Cajuns to create the halftime deficit.

Rhon Mitchell had 21 points for Lamar (1-8), which has lost eight of nine to open the season after going 23-12 last season.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
LAM
ULL
Points 60 77
FG Made-Attempted 25-57 (.439) 27-68 (.397)
3P Made-Attempted 1-8 (.125) 8-24 (.333)
FT Made-Attempted 9-13 (.692) 15-20 (.750)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 14 (0/0)
Largest Lead 0 24

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