LAFAYETTE, La. -- Shawn Long scored 23 points and pulled down 14 rebounds as Louisiana Lafayette roared back from a halftime deficit to beat Duquesne 91-79 on Saturday night.
Bryant Mbamalu had 22 points -- all in the second half -- Steven Wronkoski scored 12 and Elridge Moore 10 for the Ragin' Cajuns (5-8), who outscored the Dukes 58-41 in the second half, shooting 20 of 28 from the field and 6 of 8 on 3-pointers after the break.
Louisiana Lafayette trailed 38-33 at halftime, but the Rajin' Cajuns chipped away, catching Duquesne at 49-all on Wronkoski's layup with 13:43 to go.
Mbamalu made two jumpers and a 3-pointer for a 59-53 lead. Louisiana Lafayette then pushed it to 72-62 on Long's 3-pointer at the 7:04 mark, and the Ragin' Cajuns pulled away for the victory.
Maryland point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.
Louisville's Chinanu Onuaku, who recently underwent a medical procedure to correct a heart rhythm issue detected during the combine, will keep his name in the NBA draft pool.
Andrew White III will return to the Nebraska men's basketball team next season after removing his name from the NBA draft.