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Elfrid Payton Leaves Louisiana-Lafayette For NBA Draft

Elfrid Payton is leaving Louisiana-Lafayette for the 2014 NBA Draft after his junior season. Payton could become a late first round pick. Payton developed from a lightly recruited point guard out of Louisiana to one of the top floor leaders in the country. Several NBA executives told ESPN.com that Payton is likely to be selected somewhere in the 25 to 40 range.
Via RealGM
2 days ago  |  Discuss

La-Lafayette's Elfrid Payton off to the NBA Draft

Louisiana-Lafayette junior point guard Elfrid Payton is heading to the NBA. Multiple sources told ESPN that the 6-foot-3 floor leader, who could be taken late in the first round of the NBA draft, will make an official announcement on Monday afternoon. Payton developed from a lightly recruited point guard out of Louisiana to one of the top floor leaders in the country. He averaged...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ragin Cajuns Playing with Fire

Louisiana will play at a pace that favors the Bluejays on Friday.
Via creighton.scout.com
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Louisiana-Lafayette ends Arkansas St. streak 85-67

Elfrid Payton scored 22 points and Bryant Mbamalu 19 as Louisiana-Lafayette took control after halftime for an 85-67 come-from-behind victory over Arkansas State on Saturday night. Mbamalu scored seven points - on two layups and a 3-pointer - in a 15-0 run that vaulted Louisiana-Lafayette (17-9, 8-5 Sun Belt) into the lead in the final 17 minutes. Arkansas State went dry for nearly...
Via AP on Fox
February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Louisiana-Lafayette tops UALR 93-87 in 2 OT

Efrid Payton scored 23 points, and a 10-point run in the second overtime allowed Louisiana-Lafayette to escape with a 93-87 victory over Arkansas-Little Rock on Thursday. Payton had five points in the extra sessions while Bryant Mbamalu, who finished with 14 points, had nine to lead ULL after regulation. The Ragin' Cajuns (16-9, 7-5 Sun Belt) used a 14-2 run, started by a Xavian...
Via AP on Fox
February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

UL-Lafayette beats archrival UL-Monroe 66-50

Elfrid Payton scored 28 points, making a career-high 13 field goals on 14 attempts as Louisiana-Lafayette continued its home dominance of Louisiana-Monroe with a 66-50 win on Saturday night. Louisiana-Lafayette (13-9, 4-5 Sun Belt Conference) closed the first half on a 12-1 run, erasing an eight-point deficit to take a 24-21 lead into halftime. The Ragin' Cajuns never trailed...
Via AP on Fox
February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Louisiana-Lafayette smothers Cent Methodist 90-58

Shawn Long had 26 points with 12 rebounds and Elfrid Payton added 17 points and seven assists as Louisiana-Lafayette rolled past Central Methodist of the NAIA 90-58 on Monday night. The Ragin Cajuns (9-4) pulled away early as Long had a three-point play, two 3-pointers and a jumper to spark a 17-0 run to open the game. Louisiana-Lafayette coasted to a 46-26 halftime advantage and...
Via AP on Fox
December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

South Alabama routs Louisiana-Lafayette 30-8

Kendall Houston rushed for two short-yardage touchdowns, and South Alabama took advantage of three first half turnovers to rout Louisiana-Lafayette 30-8 Saturday night. Following a 40-yard field goal by Aleem Sunanon, South Alabama (6-6, 4-3 Sun Belt Conference) recovered a fumble on Louisiana-Lafayette's next play from scrimmage and converted it into a 1-yard score by Houston...
Via AP on Fox
December 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Louisiana-Lafayette kicker kicks onside kick to himself

Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns kicker Hunter Stover performed the rare feat of kicking an onside kick to himself.  As impressive as this was, the time he performed it was even more peculiar.  ULL had just scored a touchdown to go ahead 28-24 with 8:07 left in the game against the Akron Zips.  Lucky for him he recovered it, otherwise Akron would have had great field position...
Via Diehardsport
September 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Ragin' Cajuns Going Big Time With New Facilities

((ht: coachingsearch.com)) This post is partially for The Lovely Bride, a graduate of Louisiana-Lafayette. Yes, the the University of Louisiana-Lafayette has had (for them) unprecedented success the past two seasons. Both 9-4 seasons led to bowl appearances and wins under current head coach Mark Hudspeth. Seizing on that momentum, the school is reaching for the stars. There...
Via Online Sports Guys
July 28, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 NFL Draft: New Orleans Bowl - ECU vs. Louisiana-Lafayette

In what certainly isn't a match-up of NFL powerhouses, this year's New Orleans Bowl features the still very young East Carolina and a UDFA-talent filled Louisiana Lafayette. With Melvin White of ULL being the star of the game, he'll be the one to focus on scouting-wise. But there are three other prospects to keep you eyes on.   Melvin White, CB, Louisiana...
Via Optimum Scouting
December 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Ragin Cajuns win on Buzzer Beater

No, this isn't a basketball story.It's the story of the University of Lousiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns who won their 1st bowl game since 1944 when Brett Baer barely pushed a 50-yard field goal through the uprights as the clock struck zero in the New Orleans Bowl Saturday night. That sealed the Cajuns 32-30 win over San Diego State.The win moved the Cajuns to 9-4 on the season...
Via Online Sports Guys
December 18, 2011  |  Discuss
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