Louisiana-Lafayette 76, Georgia St. 70

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LAFAYETTE, La. (AP)—Michael Southhall’s 27 points and 11 rebounds led Louisiana-Lafayette to a 76-70 win over Georgia State on Monday night.

Georgia State (3-7) had gone on a 14-2 run to open a 59-48 lead with 8:12 to go, but then the Ragin’ Cajuns (4-7) rallied.

Dwayne Mitchell’s free throw pulled Louisiana-Lafayette even at 67 with 2:30 left but Malcolm Manier hit a 3-pointer—Georgia State’s 10th of the game—to give the Panthers their final lead at 70-67. A basket and free throw by Mitchell tied the game at 70.

Two free throws by Southhall gave Louisiana-Lafayette a 72-70 lead. Georgia State’s D’Andre McGrew’s drive down the lane missed and Louisiana-Lafayette got two more free throws from Maurice Barksdale with 14 seconds left to seal the win.

The Panthers were led by Malcolm Manier with 19 points including five 3-pointers. Herman Favors added 14 with four 3-pointers, while McGrew scored 12.

Ed Turner added 13 points for Louisiana-Lafayette and Mitchell scored 12 and grabbed 10 rebounds.

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Top Performers

 Top Performers
 Georgia St.
M. Manier M. Manier
7-15,  19 Pts
5 Rebs, 7 Assists
 LA Lafayette
M. Southall M. Southall
8-16,  27 Pts
11 Rebs, 1 Assists

Team Stat Leaders

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Rebounds
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