Troy women beat Louisiana 78-64, repeat as Sun Belt champs

NEW ORLEANS (AP) ArJae' Saunders scored 13 points, Claresa Banks added 12 before each fouled out and Troy won back-to-back Sun Belt Conference Tournament championships after a 78-64 victory over Louisiana-Lafayette on Sunday night. La'Tia Fils-Aime' added 12 points for third-seeded Troy (22-10), which will make its third appearance in the NCAA Tournament. Troy was up by 10 points...
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March 12, 2017  |  Discuss

Wright scores 24, Ragin' Cajuns advance in Sun Belt tourney

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Jay Wright scored 24 points and seventh-seeded Louisiana-Lafayette eliminated 10th-seeded and defending tournament champ Little Rock 78-71 on Wednesday in an opening-round game at the Sun Belt Tournament. Justin Miller made two free throws in the opening seconds of the second half and the Ragin' Cajuns (21-11) held on from there despite going without a field goal...
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March 08, 2017  |  Discuss

Louisiana-Lafayette upsets champ Texas-Arlington, 83-81

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) Frank Bartley IV and Jay Wright scored 22 points apiece and Louisiana-Lafayette upset Texas-Arlington 83-81 on Saturday night for its sixth straight win. Louisiana-Lafayette (20-11, 10-8 Sun Belt) ends the regular season in a three-way tie for sixth place in the conference standings. Texas-Arlington (24-7, 14-4) had already clinched the conference title and...
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March 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Wright leads Louisiana-Lafayette past Texas St., 94-84 in OT

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) Jay Wright scored 21 points and made three key 3-pointers to help Louisiana-Lafayette beat Texas State 94-84 in overtime on Thursday night. Wright had 12 points in the final 1:41 of regulation, including two 3s, and a layup with eight seconds left to force overtime tied at 74. He added a layup and another 3 to cap a 9-4 spurt and the Ragin' Cajuns outscored...
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March 02, 2017  |  Discuss

UL-Lafayette edges UL-Monroe with half-court buzzer beater

MONROE, La. (AP) Jay Wright scored 28 points and Johnathan Stove sank a half-court buzzer beater to lift Louisiana-Lafayette to an 85-84 win over Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday. Trailing most of the game, UL-Lafayette stayed close and cut the deficit to 84-82 with a pair of free throws from Kadavion Evans with four seconds left. UL Monroe's Roderick Taylor was fouled but missed...
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February 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Washington's 19th double-double leads UL-Lafayette to win

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) Bryce Washington had 25 points, 13 rebounds and four assists to help Louisiana-Lafayette beat South Alabama 87-61 on Monday night. It was Washington's 19th double-double of the season. Louisiana led by nine points at halftime and scored nine of the first 11 points of the second half for a 46-30 lead. Washington had four points during the run and Frank Bartley...
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February 13, 2017  |  Discuss

Hughes has 20 as Ga. Southern holds off Louisiana-Lafayette

STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) Mike Hughes had six of his 20 points in the final minutes and Georgia Southern held off Louisiana-Lafayette 74-70 on Monday night to remain tied atop the Sun Belt Conference. The Ragin' Cajuns led for most of the second half until Hughes drilled a 3-pointer to go ahead 68-66 with 2:02 remaining in the game. Hughes followed with a steal, a layup and a free...
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February 06, 2017  |  Discuss

Bartley's 20 leads Louisiana-Lafayette over UALR, 88-82

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) Frank Bartley IV scored 16 of his 20 points in the first half to lead Louisiana-Lafayette to an 88-82 win over Arkansas-Little Rock on Saturday night. It was the second time this season the Ragin' Cajun's have beaten the defending Sun Belt Conference champs. They rolled over them 69-52 on January 2. Jerekius Davis had 17 points, Bryce Washington added 13 and...
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January 28, 2017  |  Discuss

Wright, Bartley lift UL Lafayette over Texas St. 79-73

SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) Jay Wright scored 23 points, Frank Bartley IV finished with 20, and the two combined to shoot 16 for 22 from the floor to help Louisiana-Lafayette beat Texas State 79-73 on Saturday night. Louisiana-Lafayette (13-6, 3-3 Sun Belt) took the lead for good early in the game when Bartley broke a 16-all tie with a 3-pointer 9:38 before halftime. Later, Justin...
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January 21, 2017  |  Discuss

Smith scores 28; Georgia Southern beats UL-Lafayette 81-76

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) Ike Smith scored 28 points and Georgia Southern beat Louisiana-Lafayette 81-76 on Saturday night for its fifth straight win. The Eagles took the lead for good with 12:50 left, and had a 10-point lead with five minutes to play. Louisiana-Lafayette used a 15-9 spurt to pull to 75-71 with 30 seconds left. Mike Hughes and Tookie Brown each made a pair of free...
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January 14, 2017  |  Discuss

Louisiana-Lafayette tops Louisiana-Monroe 69-60

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) Jay Wright scored 16 points, Bryce Washington added 10 more to go with a career-high 21 rebounds and Louisiana-Lafayette held off Louisiana-Monroe for a 69-60 win Saturday night. P.J. Hardy chipped in 14 points and Johnathan Stove had 10 for Louisiana-Lafayette (12-4, 2-1 Sun Belt), which went cold in the second half and had to scramble to protect its lead...
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January 07, 2017  |  Discuss

Washington, Wright lead Louisiana-Lafayette past Pepperdine

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) Bryce Washington scored 19 points with 10 rebounds and Jay Wright scored 18 as hot-shooting Louisiana Lafayette defeated Pepperdine 90-64 on Tuesday night. The Ragin' Cajuns shot 56 percent from the floor (38-68), including eight 3-pointers, and added 12 steals and four blocked shots to the mix as Pepperdine committed 24 turnovers. Freshman Jerekius Davis...
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December 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Louisiana-Lafayette surges past New Orleans for 76-71 win

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Jay Wright scored 27 points, including the go-ahead basket with 1:05 remaining then added 3 of 4 foul shots as Louisiana-Lafayette battled past New Orleans 76-71 on Saturday. Freshman Justin Miller added 11 points and Frank Bartley IV 10 for Louisiana-Lafayette (9-3), which closed on an 8-0 run, while Bryce Washington added 14 rebounds. The Ragin' Cajuns owned...
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December 17, 2016  |  Discuss

UL-Lafayette cruises to 94-60 win over Loyola of New Orleans

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) Frank Bartley and Bryce Washington scored 19 points apiece and Louisiana-Lafayette cruised to a 94-60 victory over NAIA member Loyola of New Orleans on Wednesday night for its seventh straight win. Bartley was 3 of 8 from the floor and made 12 of 13 free throws. Washington was 9-of-13 shooting and had a game-high nine rebounds. P.J. Hardy had 16 points and...
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December 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Southern Miss, Louisiana-Lafayette meet in New Orleans Bowl

Southern Mississippi (6-6, Conference USA) vs. Louisiana Lafayette (6-6, Sun Belt), Dec. 17, 9 p.m. EST LOCATION: New Orleans TOP PLAYERS Southern Miss: QB Nick Mullens. The senior has thrown for 2,926 yards, 22 touchdowns and 10 interceptions this season. Louisiana-Lafayette: RB Elijah McGuire. The senior has 1,028 yards rushing and seven touchdowns this season. It's his third...
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December 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Louisiana-Lafayette beats Louisiana-Monroe 30-3

MONROE, La. (AP) Elijah McGuire ran for 110 yards and a touchdown, and Louisiana-Lafayette returned two fumbles for scores to beat Louisiana-Monroe 30-3 in the rain on Saturday. The Ragin' Cajuns (6-6, 5-3 Sun Belt Conference) have won four of their last six games and are bowl eligible for the fifth time in six seasons. Savion Brown intercepted Caleb Evans' pass on the Warhawks...
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December 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Jay Wright leads Louisiana-Lafayette to 92-72 win

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) Jay Wright was 7 of 13 from the floor and made 12 of 13 free throws to total 28 points as Louisiana-Lafayette ran away from McNeese State 92-72 on Saturday. Frank Bartley IV had 21 points and Bryce Washington added 10 and grabbed 15 rebounds for Louisiana-Lafayette (6-2), which has won six straight. Johnathan Stove chipped in 20 points. The teams were close...
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December 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Bartley IV, Miller lead Louisiana-Lafayette past Nicholls St

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) Frank Bartley IV hit three 3-pointers and finished with 19 points, Justin Miller scored 18 with nine rebounds and four assists and Louisiana-Lafayette cruised to a 101-69 win over Nicholls State on Thursday night. Bartley made 7 of 9 from the field while P.J. Hardy had 12 points and Bryce Washington added 11 points with 10 rebounds. Scott Plaisance and Jerekius...
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December 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Jennings, Louisiana-Lafayette end Arkansas State's streak

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) Anthony Jennings passed for two touchdowns, Taboris Lee had a pick-6 and Louisiana-Lafayette snapped Arkansas State's 15-game conference win streak 24-19 on Saturday. Ja'Marcus Bradley had four receptions for 113 yards and the Louisiana defense, which gave up 521 total yards, had back-to-back, fourth-down stops on the Red Wolves' final two possessions. Steven...
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November 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Bartley IV, Wright lead Louisiana-Lafayette past JMU, 82-70

HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) Frank Bartley IV hit three 3-pointers and scored 28 points, Jay Wright added a career-high 27 points with six assists and Louisiana-Lafayette cruised to an 82-70 win over James Madison on Wednesday. Bartley made 10 of 16 from the field and had a career-high five steals, Wright hit 10 of 13 shots and Bryce Washington grabbed 12 rebounds. Trailing by one...
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November 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Louisiana-Lafayette escapes Delaware St. with an 83-82 win

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) Frank Bartley IV scored 25 points and had five assists, Bryce Washington had 20 points and 14 rebounds and Louisiana-Lafayette held off Delaware State 83-82 on Monday night. It was Washington's third double-double of the season as he entered the game averaging 16 points and 10.3 rebounds per contest. Bartley made two free throws to give the Ragin' Cajuns a...
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November 21, 2016  |  Discuss

McKenzie's 2 TDs lead Georgia past Ragin' Cajuns 35-21

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) Isaiah McKenzie scored on big plays the first two times he touched the ball, including a punt return that set a school record, and Georgia beat turnover-prone Louisiana-Lafayette 35-21 on Saturday. McKenzie scored on a 55-yard run on Georgia's first play and added another touchdown on an 82-yard punt return midway through the first quarter. McKenzie, a junior...
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November 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Georgia looking to remain focused against Ragin' Cajuns

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) There has been a lot of talk about an early season scare from Nicholls as Georgia has prepared for this week's visit from Louisiana-Lafayette. Georgia held on late for a 26-24 win over Nicholls on Sept. 10. It was a shaky win that gave first indications of struggles to come against Southeastern Conference opponents. This is a dangerous week for Georgia, which is...
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November 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Gophers dispatch Ragin Cajuns in season-opening win

MINNEAPOLIS -- Nate Mason had 15 points and seven assists, and the Minnesota Golden Gophers had five players score in double figures in an 86-74 victory on Friday against Louisiana-Lafayette.Dupree McBrayer added 15 points for Minnesota, which made 10 3-pointers and shot 40 percent from long distance. Amir Coffey, part of a three-guard starting unit with Mason and McBrayer, scored...
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November 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Jennings, Louisiana-Lafayette beat Georgia Southern 33-26

STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) Anthony Jennings passed for 210 yards and ran for 96 yards and a touchdown to help Louisiana-Lafayette beat Georgia Southern 33-26 on Thursday night. Jennings converted a pair of third downs - a 21-yard keeper and a 9-yard pass to Al Riles - for the Ragin' Cajuns (4-5, 3-3 Sun Belt) to run out the clock with on the final drive. Louisiana-Lafayette led 31...
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November 10, 2016  |  Discuss
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