Dees posts 20 as Louisiana-Lafayette beats Utah Valley State

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LAFAYETTE, La. (AP)—David Dees posted 20 points as Louisiana-Lafayette snapped a two-game losing streak with a 67-59 win over Utah Valley State on Tuesday.

Dees, a senior guard, led all scorers on 6-of-11 shooting in 28 minutes. Elijah Millsap chipped in 16 points and Courtney Wallace added 14 for Louisiana-Lafayette (8-9).

Utah Valley (6-13), which lost for the fourth straight time, was paced by Josh Olsen who scored 13 points. Brett Ravenberg and Jordan Brady each added 10 for the Wolverines.

Louisiana-Lafayette led 33-24 at the half, but the lead quickly dissipated as Utah Valley pulled to within three, 33-30, before La’Ryan Gary converted a 3-point play to push the Ragin’ Cajuns’ lead back to six, 36-30.

A 13-2 run gave the Wolverines a 45-42 advantage with 10:15 remaining in the second half. At the 7:18 mark, a basket by Wallace tied the score at 47.

With 4:59 left in the game, Louisiana-Lafayette took the lead, 55-53, when Millsap buried a three-pointer. Dees later sealed the victory for the Cajuns sinking a 22-footer to give Louisiana-Lafayette a 65-57 lead with 40 seconds remaining.

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 Utah Valley St.
J. Olsen J. Olsen
5-7,  13 Pts
2 Rebs, 2 Assists
 LA Lafayette
D. Dees D. Dees
6-11,  20 Pts
1 Rebs, 2 Assists

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