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Final

Georgia State 77

(13-6, 6-0 Sun Belt)

LA-Lafayette 70

(12-7, 3-3 Sun Belt)

    8:42 PM ET, January 23, 2014

    Cajundome, Lafayette, Louisiana

    1 2 T
    GAST 25 5277
    ULL 29 4170

    Top Performers

    Georgia St: R. Hunter 33 Pts, 7 Reb, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    UL Lafayette: S. Long 17 Pts, 15 Reb, 1 Ast, 5 Blk

    Hunter, Georgia St. beats LA-Lafayette 77-70

    Associated Press

    LAFAYETTE, La. -- R.J. Hunter exploded for 33 points, including 5 of 7 from 3-point range, in leading Georgia State to a 77-70 win over Louisiana-Lafayette on Thursday night.

    Manny Atkins grabbed 11 rebounds and 11 points for the Panthers.

    Louisiana-Lafayette led by as many as 8 points in the first half but the Panthers stormed back 4 minutes into the second period, tying the score at 37 on a Curtis Washington jumper. Hunter scored the next 18 points for Georgia, but the Cajuns were able to stay within striking distance trailing 55-52 with 7:39 left.

    The Cajuns re-took the lead 62-59 at 3:49 but failed to score over the next 3 minutes as Georgia State (13-6, 6-0, Sun Belt Conference) built a 69-62 lead with a minute left and held on for the win.

    Louisiana-Lafayette (12-7, 3-3) was led by Elfrid Payton's 21 points. Shawn Long added 17 points and 15 rebounds.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    GAST
    ULL
    Points 77 70
    FG Made-Attempted 21-52 (.404) 28-70 (.400)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-14 (.571) 3-19 (.158)
    FT Made-Attempted 27-37 (.730) 11-17 (.647)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 26 (0/0)

    2013-14 Season

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