Sikes sinks game-winning FT as South Alabama advances
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Rodrick Sikes made one of two free throws with four seconds remaining and eighth-seeded South Alabama held on to upend No. 5 seed Louisiana Lafayette 70-69 in the second round...
S. Alabama faces La.-Lafeyette in Sun Belt quarters
South Alabama (16-16, 9-10) vs. No. 5 seed Louisiana-Lafayette (19-12, 10-8)
Sun Belt Conference Tourney Quarterfinals, Lakefront Arena, New Orleans; Thursday, 5 p.m. EDT
Louisiana-Lafayette beats Arkansas St. 90-87 in OT
JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Jakeenan Gant had 25 points and blocked the potential tying 3-pointer with 5.5 seconds to go as Louisiana-Lafayette narrowly defeated Arkansas State 90-87 in overtime on...
Arkansas St. looks to sweep La.-Lafeyette
Louisiana-Lafayette (18-12, 9-8) vs. Arkansas State (13-17, 7-10)
Convocation Center, Jonesboro, Arkansas; Saturday, 5 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Arkansas State goes for the season sweep...
Little Rock looks to end streak vs La.-Lafeyette
Louisiana-Lafayette (17-12, 8-8) vs. Arkansas-Little Rock (10-19, 5-11)
Jack Stephens Center, Little Rock, Arkansas; Thursday, 7:30 p.m. EST
Appalachian State tops Louisiana-Lafayette 90-80
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Ronshad Shabazz had 20 points as Appalachian State got past Louisiana-Lafayette 90-80 on Sunday.
Hunter Seacat had 16 points and eight rebounds for Appalachian State...
La.-Lafeyette seeks revenge on App State
Appalachian State (9-19, 4-11) vs. Louisiana-Lafayette (17-11, 8-7)
Cajun Dome, Lafayette, Louisiana; Sunday, 2:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Appalachian State goes for the season sweep...
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Jakeenan Gant had 29 points as Louisiana-Lafayette topped Coastal Carolina 83-70 on Thursday night.
Cedric Russell had 14 points for Louisiana-Lafayette (17-11, 8-7 Sun...
La.-Lafeyette seeks revenge on CCU
Coastal Carolina (13-13, 7-7) vs. Louisiana-Lafayette (16-11, 7-7)
Cajun Dome, Lafayette, Louisiana; Thursday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Coastal Carolina goes for the season sweep over...
Nottingham, Pearson lift Texas St. over Louisiana-Lafayette
SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — Tre Nottingham scored 17 points and Nijal Pearson hit the winning 3-pointer with 1:21 to play and Texas State defeated Louisiana-Lafayette 64-62 after blowing an 18-point...
La.-Lafeyette looks to extend streak vs Texas State
Louisiana-Lafayette (16-10, 7-6) vs. Texas State (21-6, 10-4)
Strahan Coliseum, San Marcos, Texas; Saturday, 5 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: La.-Lafeyette looks for its sixth straight win in...
Davis lifts Louisiana-Lafayette over Texas-Arlington 76-64
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Jerekius Davis had 19 points off the bench to carry Louisiana-Lafayette to a 76-64 win over Texas-Arlington on Thursday night.
Louisiana-Lafayette tops Louisiana-Monroe 83-76
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Marcus Stroman scored 22 points as Louisiana-Lafayette topped Louisiana-Monroe 83-76 on Saturday night. Jakeenan Gant added 20 points for the Ragin' Cajuns. Gant also had eight rebounds and four blocks for the Ragin' Cajuns.
P.J. Hardy had 10 points for Louisiana-Lafayette (15-10, 6-6 Sun Belt Conference). Justin Miller added 12 rebounds.
Gant lifts Louisiana-Lafayette past Georgia St. 76-72
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Jakeenan Gant had 23 points as Louisiana-Lafayette narrowly beat Georgia State 76-72 on Friday night.
Cedric Russell had 14 points for Louisiana-Lafayette (14-10, 5-6 Sun Belt Conference). Trajan Wesley added 10 points. Marcus Stroman had seven assists and six rebounds for the hosts.
Devin Mitchell had 21 points for the Panthers (16-8, 7-4). D'Marcus Simonds added 19 points and six rebounds. Nelson Phillips had 14 points and six rebounds.
Brown scores 32, Georgia Southern downs Ragin’ Cajuns 103-86
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Tookie Brown poured in a season-high 32 points and Quan Jackson scored 23 as Georgia Southern pummeled Louisiana-Lafayette 103-86 Wednesday night.
Georgia Southern (14-9, 6-4 Sun Belt Conference) shot 54 percent from the floor, 35 of 65, and drained 10 of 15 shots from behind the 3-point arc.
Johnson scores 20 in Appalachian State’s 104-77 romp
BOONE, N.C. (AP) — Tyrell Johnson scored 20 points in 16 minutes, leading five into double-digit scoring and Appalachian State routed Louisiana 104-77 on Thursday night.
Appalachian State scored the first 17 points and the situation kept getting better for the Mountaineers. Louisiana committed 12 turnovers in the first half, leading to 17 points off turnovers and a 51-31 halftime lead for the Mountaineers.
Gant, Stroman each score 21, lead Louisiana past Troy, 86-81
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — JaKeenan Gant and Marcus Stroman each scored 21 points and Louisiana-Lafayette rallied late to beat Troy 86-81 in a Sun Belt battle on Saturday night.
The Ragin' Cajuns won their second straight game, the first time they have put together back-to-back wins since they beat McNeese and Southeastern Louisiana in December.
Hardy leads Louisiana past S Alabama late for 88-84 win
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — JaKeenan Gant scored 28 points with eight rebounds, P.J. Hardy scored 18 and Louisiana-Lafayette beat South Alabama 88-84 on Thursday night.
Hardy's 3-pointer with 2:20 left broke an 80-all tie. He made a key steal 27 seconds later that led to Cedric Russell's 3 and the Ragin' Cajuns (12-7, 3-3 Sun Belt) closed it out shooting 4 of 6 from the foul line in the final 51 seconds. Jerekius Davis finished with 17 points and Russell scored 15 with 5 3s.
UL Monroe beats Louisiana-Lafayette for 1st time in 4 years
MONROE, La. (AP) — Daishon Smith made all 13 of his free throws and scored 27 points and Michael Ertel added a career-high 23 points to propel Louisiana Monroe to a 99-95 victory over Louisiana-Lafayette on Saturday.
Gant leads Louisiana-Lafayette past Georgia Southern 87-85
STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Jakeenan Gant scored 22 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as Louisiana-Lafayette edged Georgia Southern 87-85 on Saturday night.
Gant was 9 of 17 from the field for the Ragin' Cajuns (11-6, 2-2 Sun Belt). Jerekius Davis added 17 points and Marcus Stroman and P.J. Hardy added 12 points apiece. Stroman had six boards.
Simonds leads Georgia State over Louisiana-Lafayette 89-76
ATLANTA (AP) — D'Marcus Simonds had 21 points as Georgia State beat Louisiana-Lafayette 89-76 on Thursday night.
Jeff Thomas had 17 points and five steals for Georgia State (12-4, 3-0 Sun Belt Conference), which earned its fifth consecutive victory. Malik Benlevi added 15 points and nine rebounds. Devin Mitchell had 13 points for the home team.
Jakeenan Gant had 36 points and 11 rebounds for the Ragin' Cajuns (10-6, 1-2). Justin Miller added 13 points and 13 rebounds. Jerekius Davis had 11 points.
Gant scores 45, Louisiana-Lafayette beats Little Rock 75-61
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — JaKeenan Gant had a career-high 45 points on 15-of-21 shooting and grabbed 11 rebounds to help Louisiana-Lafayette beat Little Rock 75-61 on Saturday night.
Gant was the first Ragin' Cajuns (10-5, 1-1 Sun Belt Conference) player to score 45 points since Bo Lamar in 1972.
Cedric Russell was 3 of 7 from 3-point range and added 11 points for ULL, which has won eight of its last 10 games. Gant was 4 of 5 from the arc and made all 11 of his free throws.
Louisiana-Lafayette downs NAIA Loyola New Orleans 97-84
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — JaKeenan Gant scored 21 points with 13 rebounds and four blocks and Louisiana-Lafayette beat NAIA-member Loyola New Orleans 97-84 on Wednesday night.
Louisiana (6-3) got 13 points and 10 rebounds from Justin Miller and Jerekius Davis grabbed 11 boards. Louisiana had six players with at least four rebounds for a 58-40 edge on the glass. Jeremy Hayes scored 17 points and Malik Marquetti scored 15 for the Ragin' Cajuns.
Louisiana-Lafayette beats Southern 88-78
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Malik Marquetti scored 20 points and grabbed four rebounds and Louisiana-Lafayette beat Southern 88-78 on Saturday night.
Marquetti was 10 of 12 from the free throw line for the Ragin' Cajuns (5-3). JaKeenan Gant added 19 points, eight rebounds and 10 blocked shots, Marcus Stroman had 14 points with seven rebounds and eight assists and Jerekius Davis had 11 points and six rebounds.
Miller helps lift Louisiana-Lafayette over New Orleans in OT
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Justin Miller scored five of his 10 points in overtime, including a go-ahead free throw, and Louisiana-Lafayette beat New Orleans 77-73 on Wednesday night.
ULL beats Tulane 68-61 in Gulf Coast Showcase 3rd-place game
ESTERO, Fla. (AP) — Marcus Stroman scored a career-high 26 points and Louisiana-Lafayette beat Tulane 68-61 on Wednesday night in the Gulf Coast Showcase third-place game.
JaKeenan Gant added 17 points and a season-best 11 rebounds for the Ragin' Cajuns (3-3). Justin Miller chipped in with 11 points and 14 rebounds.
Jordan Cornish scored 20 points and Caleb Daniels had 10 for Tulane (2-3), which shot 36 percent and turned it over 15 times.
Toledo gets 4th win, beats Louisiana-Lafayette 77-64
ESTERO, Fla. (AP) — Willie Jackson pulled down a career-high 16 rebounds while posting 13 points to help Toledo dominate the second half and beat Louisiana-Lafayette 77-64 in the Gulf Coast Showcase on Tuesday night.
Toledo will face UC-Irvine, which beat Tulane 67-55 earlier, in the championship game Wednesday night.
Gant, Louisiana-Lafayette beat Colorado State 91-73
ESTERO, Fla. (AP) — JaKeenan Gant hit three 3-pointers and finished with 19 points and Malik Marquetti scored 16, including four 3s, to help Louisiana-Lafayette beat Colorado State 91-73 on Monday night in the opening round of the Gulf Coast Showcase.
Justin Miller added 13 points and nine rebounds for ULL (2-2), which will play in the semifinals on Tuesday.
Louisiana-Lafayette beats Virgin Islands 121-80 in opener
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — JaKeenan Gant and Malik Marquetti scored 19 points apiece to lead six Louisiana-Lafayette players in double figures and the Ragin' Cajuns beat Virgin Islands 121-80 Tuesday night.
Jeremy Hayes had 16 points, Jerekius Davis scored 14 and Justin Miller 11. Cedric Russell added 10 points and Marcus Stroman had eight points, eight rebounds, 10 assists and two steals for ULL (1-0).
NEW ORLEANS -- Justin Miller came off the bench and helped spark his team to victory.
The Owensboro, Kentucky native had seen his playing time drop significantly this season for the Louisiana-Lafayette men’s basketball team after starting 31 games as true freshman when he averaged 11 points and 5 rebounds per game.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Frank Bartley scored 23 points, Justin Miller added 14 off the bench and Louisiana-Lafayette cruised past Texas State 80-54 in the Sun Belt Conference quarterfinals on Friday, keeping its record-setting season alive.
Top-seeded Louisiana-Lafayette (27-5) will face no. 4 seed Texas-Arlington in a Saturday semifinal.
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Frank Bartley IV scored 18 points and Bryce Washington added 15 as Louisiana prepped for the Sun Belt Conference Tournament by getting a school-record 26th win, an 85-74 victory over Arkansas State on Thursday night.
Louisiana (26-4, 16-1), which is 14-0 at home, has the No. 1 bye in the tournament after claiming its first regular-season title since sharing the 1999-2000 title with South Alabama and its first outright title since joining the conference in 1991-92.
Louisiana matches school record, beats UT Arlington 100-79
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Frank Bartley IV scored 25 points and led five teammates into double-figure scoring as Louisiana picked up its 13th win at home to tie the school record as the Ragin' Cajuns rolled past Texas Arlington, 100-79 in a Sun Belt Conference battle Saturday night.
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.
Louisiana finishes perfect month, beats Troy 81-69
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — JaKeenan Gant had a career-high 24 points and Frank Bartley IV and Johnathan Stove added 18 apiece as Louisiana pulled away in the second half to garner its ninth straight win, beating Troy 81-69 on Saturday afternoon.
Louisiana roars back in 2nd half, beats UTA 77-65
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Frank Bartley IV scored 17 of his 26 points in the second half as Louisiana dominated the final period to beat UT Arlington 77-65 on Thursday night to remain alone and unbeaten atop the Sun Belt Conference.
Louisiana gets 5th straight Sun Belt win 82-48
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — JaKeenan Gant and Frank Bartley IV had 12 points apiece as Louisiana continued its unbeaten streak in the Sun Belt Conference, thumping Louisiana Monroe 82-48 on Saturday night.
Marcus Stroman and Johnathan Stove had 10 points apiece as 11 Louisiana players put points on the board. Stroman also dished 10 assists and had five steals. Bryce Washington added eight points while grabbing 12 rebounds.
Louisiana uses late run to pull away from Arkansas St. 88-78
JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Frank Bartley IV scored 23 points and Bryce Washington added 12 points with 11 rebounds and Louisiana beat Arkansas State 88-78 on Sunday.
Johnathan Stove's 3-pointer with 3:57 to go broke a 74-all tie, started a 9-0 run and Arkansas State missed 10 of its final 12 shots the rest of the way.
The game was tied at 40 at intermission with Arkansas State shooting 68 percent before falling off to 37 percent (15 of 41) in the second half.
Gant, Washington lead Louisiana past Little Rock 77-63
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — JaKeenan Gant and Bryce Washington notched double-doubles and Louisiana opened Sun Belt Conference play with a 77-63 victory over Little Rock on Friday night.
Gant had 20 points and 10 rebounds, while Washington scored 15 with 19 boards for the Ragin' Cajuns (11-3). The duo helped Louisiana win the rebound battle 45-26. Frank Bartley IV added 16 points for the Cajuns, who are 9-1 in their last 10 games.
Gant, Washington lift Louisiana past SE Louisiana 82-74
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Jakeenan Gant and Bryce Washington led a balanced attack with double-doubles and Louisiana renewed an old rivalry on Tuesday night, defeating Southeastern Louisiana 82-74.
Gant had 14 points and a career-high 12 rebounds and Washington scored 12 with 11 boards as six players scored in double figures for the Ragin' Cajuns (10-2), who are off to their best start since opening 11-2 in 1993-94.
Gant has 1st double-double to lead Louisiana to 87-65 win
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — JaKeenan Gant scored 21 points while pulling down 11 rebounds to help lead Louisiana to its sixth straight win, an 87-65 victory over New Orleans on Saturday night.
Louisiana (9-2), which is 5-0 at home, has won nine of its last 10 games.
Louisiana wins 98-56 on Gant’s career night
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — JaKeenan Gant scored a career-high 23 points on 10-of-16 shooting, Louisiana hit 13 3-pointers, and the Ragin' Cajuns beat NAIA Loyola New Orleans 98-56 on Wednesday night.
Johnathan Stove and Malik Marquetti scored 13 points apiece, Bryce Washington grabbed 13 rebounds, and Jerekius Davis added 12 points for Louisiana (7-2). The Ragin' Cajuns have won four straight.
Marquetti’s career night helps Louisiana beat McNeese 89-78
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Malik Marquetti scored a career-high 17 points with five 3-pointers, JaKeenan Gant added 16 points, and Louisiana made 11 3-pointers in defeating McNeese State 89-78 on Tuesday night.
Frank Bartley IV and Jonathan Stove scored 11 points apiece, Bryce Washington grabbed 11 rebounds, and Louisiana (5-2) scored 28 points off 16 Cowboys' turnovers.
Aka Gorski scores 16 points, Wyoming heads to final, 70-61
GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (AP) — Alexander Aka Gorski scored 16 points and undefeated Wyoming beat Louisiana-Lafayette 70-61 on Tuesday in the semifinals of the Cayman Islands Classic.
Ragin’ Cajuns win 80-71 in Cayman Islands; Iowa’s 1st loss
GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (AP) — Bryce Washington scored 15 points and pulled down 10 rebounds and Louisiana-Lafayette defeated Iowa 80-71 in the opening game of the inaugural Cayman Islands Classic on Monday.
Frank Bartley IV led the Ragin' Cajuns (3-1) with 17 points. JaKeenan Gant added 16 points and four blocks, and Justin Miller scored 14 points to go with seven rebounds. Louisiana was only 5 of 21 from 3-point range but shot 49 percent overall.
Bartley, Washington lead Louisiana past Savannah St. 115-82
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Frank Bartley scored 21 points, Bryce Washington had 21 points, surpassing 1,000 for his career, and 15 rebounds and Louisiana cruised to a 115-82 victory over Savannah State on Friday.
Bartley was 7 of 16 from the field and made five 3-pointers. Washington was 9-of-11 shooting and now has 1,003 career points. Cedric Russell added 20 points and was 6 of 7 from long range for Louisiana (2-1). JaKeenan Gant chipped in 17 points and Marcus Stroman made a career-high 11 assists.
Louisiana coasts to 113-58 win over Louisiana College
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — P.J. Hardy hit 5 of his 8 3-pointers and finished with a career-high 19 points in 24 minutes and Louisiana had 11 players score in a 113-58 victory over Division III Louisiana College on Tuesday night.
JaKeenan Gant chipped in with 17 points, nine rebounds and four blocks for the Ragin' Cajuns, who topped the century mark in their third straight home opener.
Hardy's 3-pointer capped a 21-2 first-half run and put Louisiana up 32-8. The Cajuns' lead was 57-25 by halftime.
Missouri has youth movement in place for rebuilding
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — For Kim Anderson and the Missouri Tigers, this season is all about building for the future.
Last season, the Tigers self-imposed a two-year postseason ban in light of recruiting violations that occurred under former coach Frank Haith.