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Final

W Kentucky 79

(13-7, 5-2 Sun Belt)

LA-Lafayette 70

(12-8, 3-4 Sun Belt)

    Coverage: ESPN2/WatchESPN

    4:00 PM ET, January 25, 2014

    Cajun Dome, Lafayette, Louisiana

    1 2 T
    WKU 37 4279
    ULL 32 3870

    Top Performers

    Western Kentucky: G. Fant 25 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Stl, 2 Blk

    Louisiana-Lafayette: E. Payton 16 Pts, 5 Reb, 6 Ast, 3 Stl, 2 Blk

    Western Kentucky tops Louisiana-Lafayette 79-70

    Associated Press

    LAFAYETTE, La. -- George Fant scored 25 points as Western Kentucky defeated Louisiana-Lafayette 79-70 on Saturday.

    Western Kentucky (13-7, 5-2 Sun Belt) got 18 points from Chris Harrison-Docks and Trency Jackson scored 17. The Hilltoppers shot 50 percent from the floor and made 24 of 27 free throws, but were a mere 3 of 12 on 3-pointers.

    Elfrid Payton led Louisiana-Lafayette (12-8, 3-4) with 16 points. Shawn Long had 13 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks while Bryant Mbamalu had 13 points.

    Lafayette led by 10, 27-17, with 7 minutes to go in the first half. But Western Kentucky came racing back, scoring the last 12 points of the half -- including Jackson's trey with 38 seconds left- to lead 37-32 at the break.

    The Ragin'Cajuns cut the lead to two with 6:53 left in the game on a Mbamalu jumper, but WKU scored the next seven points to quell the comeback.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    WKU
    ULL
    Points 79 70
    FG Made-Attempted 26-53 (.491) 23-60 (.383)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-12 (.250) 5-15 (.333)
    FT Made-Attempted 24-27 (.889) 19-26 (.731)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 20 (0/0)

    2013-14 Season

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