After Elridge Moore's jumper cut Louisiana-Lafayette's deficit to eight, 30-22 with 7:54 left in the first half, Western Kentucky went on a 15-6 run to go up 45-28 with 2:42 left in the period. Price's 3-pointer and Fant's dunk capped the run, and Western Kentucky led at halftime 53-36.
Western Kentucky shot 60.7 percent (17 of 28) in the first half and led by as many as 19 points.
The Hilltoppers led by double digits most of the second half.
Elfrid Payton scored a career-high 31 points for the Ragin' Cajuns (11-18, 7-11).
College basketball coaches across the country will hit the recruiting trail hard in July to target the Class of 2017's top prospects. Which players are the nation's top programs targeting?
With only a handful of players expected to return after next season, John Calipari has Kentucky in the mix for nearly every elite 2017 prospect.
If Arkansas coach Mike Anderson wants to go back to the NCAA tournament and get off the hot seat, he'll need a big year from Moses Kingsley.
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