Scores

Final OT

Houston 76

(7-5, 1-2 away)

LA-Lafayette 79

(7-3, 5-0 home)

    8:05 PM ET, December 14, 2013

    Cajun Dome, Lafayette, Louisiana

    1 2 OT T
    HOU 40 29 776
    ULL 32 37 1079

    Top Performers

    Houston: T. Thomas 27 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl, 7 Blk

    Louisiana-Lafayette: E. Payton 31 Pts, 5 Reb, 5 Ast, 1 Stl

    Louisiana-Lafayette defeats Houston 79-76 in OT

    Associated Press

    LAFAYETTE, La. -- Elfrid Payton scored 31 points to lead Louisiana-Lafayette to a 79-76 overtime win against Houston Saturday night.

    Shawn Long added 22 points and 12 rebounds for the Ragin' Cajuns (7-3).

    With Houston holding an eight-point first-half lead, the Ragin' Cajuns came back in the second to even the score at 45 with the help of back-to-back 3-pointers by Steven Wronkoski and Kevin Brown.

    With three seconds left in the game and the Cougars leading by one, a Houston foul sent Payton to the line for two. He made the first, tying the game at 69, but missed the second, sending the game into overtime.

    In OT, the Ragin' Cajuns opened with a 7-0 run to lead 77-76. With 12 seconds left, Payton again went to the line, this time sinking 2 of 2 for the win.

    TaShawn Thomas scored 27 points for the Cougars (7-5).

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    HOU
    ULL
    Points 76 79
    FG Made-Attempted 27-51 (.529) 26-57 (.456)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-11 (.364) 7-19 (.368)
    FT Made-Attempted 18-23 (.783) 20-33 (.606)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 25 (0/0) 18 (0/0)

    2013-14 Season

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