Marquetti nails 7 treys, Louisiana-Lafayette beats McNeese
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — Malik Marquetti nailed seven 3-pointers to total a career-high 29 points as Louisiana-Lafayette won its fourth straight game against Interstate-10 rival McNeese 80-67 on Tuesday night.
Bracey, strong second half lift LaTech over ULL 83-62
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — DaQuan Bracey scored 16 points to lead a balanced attack and Louisiana Tech used a strong second half to defeat Louisiana-Lafayette 83-62 on Saturday night.
The Bulldogs (9-3) led 32-28 at halftime and began to pull away early in the second half, going on a 12-5 run for a 44-35 lead at the first media timeout. The momentum continued and the Bulldogs' lead reached 60-41 with 11:26 remaining. LaTech led by at least 15 the rest of the game.
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.
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).
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Ryan Pippins scored 19 points and Oliver Black scored 17 with 11 rebounds and Little Rock snapped a three-game skid and beat Louisiana 72-61 in overtime in the Sun Belt Conference finale for both teams on Saturday.
Louisiana enters next week's conference tournament in New Orleans with a bye as the No. 1 seed and will play the winner of No. 8 Coastal Carolina versus No. 9 Texas State.
No. 12 Little Rock plays a first-round game Wednesday against fifth-seed Appalachian State.