Scores

Final

LA-Lafayette 77

(20-11, 11-7 Sun Belt)

Arkansas State 76

(18-12, 10-8 Sun Belt)

    8:05 PM ET, March 8, 2014

    Convocation Center, Jonesboro, Arkansas

    1 2 T
    ULL 35 4277
    ARST 38 3876

    Top Performers

    UL Lafayette: S. Long 25 Pts, 11 Reb, 1 Stl, 3 Blk

    Arkansas St: M. Johnson III 28 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl

    Louisiana-Lafayette edges Arkansas State 77-76

    Associated Press

    JONESBORO, Ark. -- Elfrid Payton sank a 3-pointer in the final 14 seconds to give Louisiana-Lafayette a winning 77-76 edge over Arkansas State on Saturday night.

    Payton had 17 points overall. Shawn Long led the scoring for the Ragin' Cajuns (20-11, 11-7 Sun Belt) with 25 points and 11 rebounds.

    Melvin Johnson III mounted a solo 11-2 run -- including a trio of 3-pointers -- midway through the first half to help Arkansas State to a 38-35 halftime lead.

    In the second, Louisiana took a 43-40 advantage with 17:28 left before the Red Wolves responded with a 17-3 run to go up 57-46 with 12:28 to play. The Ragin' Cajuns kept it close with Xavian Rimmer, Shawn Long and Elfrid Payton hitting from beyond the arc until a final Payton 3 with 14 seconds left gave the team the winning one-point lead.

    Johnson III led the Red Wolves (18-12, 10-8) with 28 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    ULL
    ARST
    Points 77 76
    FG Made-Attempted 28-61 (.459) 25-57 (.439)
    3P Made-Attempted 9-24 (.375) 9-17 (.529)
    FT Made-Attempted 12-20 (.600) 17-25 (.680)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 26 (0/0) 19 (0/0)

    2013-14 Season

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