Louisiana beats Louisiana-Monroe 80-59 for 20th win
MONROE, La. (AP) — Frank Bartley IV had 22 points to lead Louisiana to its 20th win of the season, beating Louisiana-Monroe 80-59 on Saturday to remain undefeated in Sun Belt Conference play.
This was the earliest date in school history for the Ragin’ Cajuns to reach the 20-win mark. Louisiana (20-3, 10-0) has won 20 games for the fourth time in the past five years. The win also gives Louisiana 16 straight Sun Belt wins over two seasons.
The Ragin’ Cajuns will face Georgia State, the second-place team, on Thursday.
Malik Marquetti had 17 points, JaKeenan Gant added 14 with six blocks and Johnathan Stove and Bryce Washington chipped in 12 apiece for the Ragin’ Cajuns.
Louisiana shot 55 percent (29-53) from the floor, while limiting ULM to 22-of-58 shooting (38 percent).
The Ragin’ Cajuns jumped out to a 20-8 lead and took a 38-33 advantage into the break. They pushed their lead to 62-40 and coasted home.
Jordan Harris had 16 points and Travis Munnings 14 for the Warhawks (9-12, 3-7).