Scores

Final

LA-Lafayette 71

(12-19, 8-12 Sun Belt)

UL Monroe 63

(4-22, 3-17 Sun Belt)

    5:20 PM ET, March 2, 2013

    Fant-Ewing Coliseum, Monroe, Louisiana

    1 2 T
    ULL 34 3771
    ULM 26 3763

    Top Performers

    Louisiana-Lafayette: S. Long 17 Pts, 10 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 3 Blk

    Louisiana-Monroe: A. Olatayo 21 Pts, 8 Reb, 4 Ast, 4 Stl, 1 Blk

    Louisiana-Lafayette 71, Louisiana-Monroe 63

    Associated Press

    MONROE, La. -- Shawn Long recorded his 17th double-double of the season to lead Louisiana-Lafayette to a 71-63 victory over Louisiana-Monroe Saturday night in Sun Belt Conference play.

    The Ragin' Cajuns (12-19, 8-12) will play either Troy or North Texas in the opening round of the conference tournament Friday. The season ends for the Warhawks (4-22, 3-17), who've lost five straight and 14 of 15.

    Long scored 17 points and took 10 rebounds. He got double-figure scoring help from Bryant Mbamalu and Alan-Michael Thompson, who scored 13 points apiece.

    The Ragin' Cajuns led 34-26 at halftime, then withstood a second-half onslaught by Amos Olatayo. He had a game-high 21 points, including 9 of 14 foul shots. Olatayo scored 10 straight Warhawks points to get them within 66-62 with 1:57 left, but no closer.

    Teammates Trent Mackey and Jayon James scored 12 points each.

    Louisiana-Lafayette hit 8 of 19 treys, Louisiana-Monroe 5 of 22.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    ULL
    ULM
    Points 71 63
    FG Made-Attempted 23-54 (.426) 21-53 (.396)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-19 (.421) 5-22 (.227)
    FT Made-Attempted 17-26 (.654) 16-27 (.593)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 21 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 14 2

    2012-13 Season

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