Louisiana 3-0 in Sun Belt, beats Appalachian State 78-45
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Frank Bartley IV scored 16 points, Bryce Washington added 15 points and 10 rebounds and Louisiana remained undefeated to open Sun Belt Conference play with a 78-45 rout of Appalachian State on Thursday night.
Louisiana has won three straight since losing 89-60 at Clemson on Dec. 22, snapping a seven-game win streak.
The Ragin’ Cajuns (13-3, 3-0) took the lead for good with 13:45 to play in the first half and built a 46-17 halftime advantage. Appalachian State (7-9, 2-1) missed 7 of its 8 field goals in the final nine minutes before the break.
Bartley made five 3s and Washington was 5-of-9 shooting from the field. Malik Marquetti chipped in 10 points for Louisiana.
Justin Forrest scored 12 points and Tyrell Johnson added 10 for the Mountaineers, who were just 3-of-20 shooting from long range.