Scores

Final

North Texas 74

(8-15, 3-9 Sun Belt)

LA-Lafayette 105

(8-15, 4-8 Sun Belt)

8:00 PM ET, January 31, 2013

Cajun Dome, Lafayette, Louisiana

1 2 T
UNT 37 3774
ULL 45 60105

Top Performers

North Texas: J. Williams 31 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 Blk

Louisiana-Lafayette: E. Payton 24 Pts, 5 Reb, 9 Ast, 4 Stl

Louisiana-Lafayette 105, North Texas 74

Associated Press

LAFAYETTE, La. -- Elfrid Payton scored 24 points and Shawn Long added his sixth straight double-double with 23 points and 13 rebounds as Louisiana-Lafayette dominated North Texas 105-74 Wednesday night.

Bryant Mabamalu added 18 points to help Louisiana-Lafayette (8-15, 4-8 Sun Belt Conference) snap a three-game losing streak and hand North Texas its biggest loss of the season.

Trailing 45-37 at halftime, North Texas (8-15, 3-9) got within four, 47-43.

The Ragin' Cajuns, who cracked 100 points for the first time since 2004, used an 11-2 run to make it 58-45.

After cutting the lead to 10, 71-61 with 9:14 left, Louisiana-Lafayette pulled away with an 18-0 run to go up 28, 89-61 with 4:53 remaining. Long made a 3-pointer during the stretch and Elridge Moore ended the spurt with a dunk.

Louisiana-Lafayette shot 62.9 percent (22 of 35) in the second half.

Jordan Williams scored a career-high 31 points for North Texas.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UNT
ULL
Points 74 105
FG Made-Attempted 27-55 (.491) 38-71 (.535)
3P Made-Attempted 3-8 (.375) 11-22 (.500)
FT Made-Attempted 17-26 (.654) 18-23 (.783)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
Largest Lead 1 33

2012-13 Season

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