Scores

Final

TX-Arlington 85

(15-17, 9-9 Sun Belt)

LA-Lafayette 91

(21-11, 11-7 Sun Belt)

    Coverage: ESPN3

    10:50 PM ET, March 14, 2014

    Lakefront Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana

    1 2 T
    UTA 41 4485
    ULL 46 4591

    Top Performers

    Texas-Arlington: B. Edwards 22 Pts, 11 Reb, 2 Ast, 4 Blk

    Louisiana-Lafayette: S. Long 19 Pts, 17 Reb, 5 Blk

    UL-Lafayette beats UTA 91-85 in Sun Belt tourney

    Associated Press

    NEW ORLEANS -- Shawn Long had 19 points, 17 rebounds and five blocks Friday night, and third-seeded Louisiana-Lafayette advanced past No. 6 seed Texas-Arlington 91-85 into the Sun Belt semifinals.

    The Ragin' Cajuns (21-11) will face Western Kentucky (20-11), which advanced to the semifinals with a double-bye as the No. 2 seed.

    In three games against the Mavericks this season, Long averaged 24 points, 11.3 rebounds and four blocks. Louisiana complemented Long's interior dominance with a 12-for-21 shooting performance from 3-point range.

    Xavian Rimmer was 5 of 6 from the arc and finished with 24 points. Bryant Mbamalu added 20 points and eight rebounds for the Cajuns.

    UT-Arlington (15-17) used a 7-0 run to close within 70-65, but Louisiana answered with a 12-4 run and held on from there.

    Reger Dowell scored 25 and Brandon Edwards had 22 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks. UTA was 11 of 22 from 3-point range.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    UTA
    ULL
    Points 85 91
    FG Made-Attempted 27-59 (.458) 30-64 (.469)
    3P Made-Attempted 11-22 (.500) 12-21 (.571)
    FT Made-Attempted 20-27 (.741) 19-30 (.633)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 22 (0/0)

    2013-14 Season

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