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NCAA Game Summary - Western Kentucky at Louisiana



(Saturday, January 25th)

Final Score: Western Kentucky 79, Louisiana 70

Lafayette, LA (SportsNetwork.com) - George Fant scored 25 points before fouling out, as the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers held on for a 79-70 victory over the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns in a Sun Belt Conference tilt at the Cajundome.

T.J. Price added 18 points and Trency Jackson tacked on 17 off the bench for Western Kentucky (13-7, 5-2 Sun Belt), which has won three straight.

Elfrid Payton logged 16 points and six assists for Louisiana (12-8, 3-4), which has lost three of its last four. Shawn Long registered 13 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks, Bryant Mbamalu chipped in 13 points and Xavian Rimmer contributed 10 points.

Western Kentucky connected on 51.9 percent of its shots from the floor in the first half, while Louisiana turned in a 44.8 percent effort. The Hilltoppers led 37-32 at the break.

After intermission the Hilltoppers cooled to 46.2 percent shooting, but they hit 16-of-18 at the free-throw line and limited the Ragin' Cajuns to 32.3 percent shooting.

Western Kentucky had a 36-32 edge on the boards and a 44-32 advantage on points in the paint.

01/25 19:26:26 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
NOR 6
DUR 3
 
4th
MIA 95
CHA 82
 
Final
CLE 6
TOR 4
Final
DET 2
ANA 1
14th
NYM 3
ATL 3
 
Final
MIA 3
SEA 2
14th
PIT 2
MIL 3
 
Final
WAS 3
STL 2
12th
TAM 1
NYY 1
 
Final
KAN 3
MIN 8
8th
CHC 2
CIN 8
 
8th
TEX 2
CWS 9
 
5th
OAK 2
HOU 1
 
6th
LOS 0
ARI 0
 
5th
COL 4
PHI 3
 
6th
SDP 2
SFG 4
 
7:05pm Tonight
BOS
BAL
Final
SAN 90
DAL 85
4th
MIA 95
CHA 82
 
7:00pm Tonight
CHI
WAS
9:30pm Tonight
HOU
POR
Final
NYR 2
PHI 4
3rd
BOS 4
DET 1
 
7:00pm Tonight
MON
TAM
10:00pm Tonight
SJS
LOS
Final
NOR 6
DUR 3