Scores

Final

Middle Tennessee 72

(5-1, 1-0 Sun Belt)

LA-Lafayette 58

(2-5, 0-1 Sun Belt)

    8:00 PM ET, November 29, 2012

    Cajun Dome, Lafayette, Louisiana

    1 2 T
    MTU 38 3472
    ULL 32 2658

    Top Performers

    Middle Tennessee: T. Knight 10 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

    UL Lafayette: S. Long 17 Pts, 13 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Blk

    Middle Tennessee 72, Louisiana-Lafayette 58

    Associated Press

    LAFAYETTE, La. -- James Gallman scored 14 points and Marcos Knight added 12 as Middle Tennessee defeated Louisiana-Lafayette 72-58 Thursday night in the Sun Belt Conference opener for both teams.

    The Blue Raiders (5-1) led by as many as 11 points, 36-25, with 2:52 left in the first half, but the Ragin' Cajuns (2-5) cut their deficit to 38-32 at halftime.

    A jumper by Shawn Long, who finished with 17 points and 13 rebounds, gave Louisiana-Lafayette a 48-47 lead with 11:20 remaining in the game, but Middle Tennessee then used a 14-1 run to seize control.

    Bruce Massey's only basket of the game started the run, which included five points by Gallman and three turnovers by the Ragin' Cajuns.

    Jason Jones scored 11 points and Tweety Knight 10 for Middle Tennessee.

    Steven Wronkoski had 13 points for Louisiana-Lafayette, and Bryant Mbamalu and Elfrid Payton scored 11 each.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MTU
    ULL
    Points 72 58
    FG Made-Attempted 25-60 (.417) 22-54 (.407)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-20 (.350) 4-17 (.235)
    FT Made-Attempted 15-22 (.682) 10-13 (.769)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 15 2

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