Louisiana-Lafayette defeats Denver 63-62 in 2OT

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LAFAYETTE, La. (AP)—La’Ryan Gary hit two free throws with eight seconds left in double overtime to lift Louisiana-Lafayette to a 63-62 win over Denver on Saturday night.

La’Ryan was fouled by Denver’s Travis Hallam after he grabbed the offensive rebound on a Lamar Roberson miss with 10 seconds to play, and the Ragin’ Cajuns down 62-61.

Denver (6-8, 1-2 Sun Belt Conference) led 27-17 at halftime, and by as many as 12 points before the Ragin’ Cajuns (5-8, 2-1) used a 52.8 percent shooting (11 of 21) second half to send the game to overtime.

Tyren Johnson hit a jumper to give Louisiana-Lafayette a 55-53 lead in the first overtime with 2:58 remaining, but Brian Stafford made a layup with 1:31 left, sending the game into the second overtime.

Gary scored 15 points for Louisiana-Lafayette and Chris Gardnigo added 14.

Stafford led the Pioneers with 25 points.

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 Denver
Brian Stafford Brian Stafford
8-14,  25 Pts
5 Rebs, 1 Assists
 LA Lafayette
La'Ryan Gary La'Ryan Gary
5-7,  15 Pts
8 Rebs, 0 Assists

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