Louisiana-Lafayette defeats Denver 63-62 in 2OT
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.