Scores

Final

AR-Little Rock 70

(8-7, 2-2 Sun Belt)

LA-Lafayette 79

(6-9, 2-2 Sun Belt)

    8:45 PM ET, December 29, 2012

    Cajun Dome, Lafayette, Louisiana

    1 2 T
    UALR 37 3370
    ULL 34 4579

    Top Performers

    Arkansas-Little Rock: W. Neighbour 17 Pts, 14 Reb, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    UL Lafayette: B. Mbamalu 26 Pts, 3 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl

    Louisiana-Lafayette 79, UALR 70

    Associated Press

    LAFAYETTE, La. -- Bryant Mbamalu turned in a season-high 26 points to lead Louisiana-Lafayette over Arkansas-Little Rock 79-70 in Sun Belt Conference action Saturday night.

    The win moves the Ragin' Cajuns (6-9, 2-2) into a tie for first place with the Trojans (8-7, 2-2) in the Sun Belt's West division.

    Mbamalu was 9-of-14 shooting and also had four assists. Shawn Long added 10 points and 13 rebounds for his eighth double-double this year and third in four games.

    Will Neighbour turned in 17 points and a career-high 14 rebounds for his third double-double of the season. The junior hit 9 of 11 free throws and the Trojans made 24 of 30 while connecting on 31.3 percent (21 of 67) from the floor.

    Louisiana-Lafayette trailed 37-34 at halftime but came out of the intermission with a 7-2 run.

    Mbamalu's free throws snapped a 45-all tie and sparked a 13-5 run for the decisive advantage.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    UALR
    ULL
    Points 70 79
    FG Made-Attempted 21-67 (.313) 27-55 (.491)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-20 (.200) 7-19 (.368)
    FT Made-Attempted 24-30 (.800) 18-25 (.720)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 23 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 3 13

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