Ark.-Little Rock tops La.-Lafayette 79-71 in OT

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LAFAYETTE, La. (AP)—John Fowler scored 18 points and Arkansas-Little Rock scored the first 10 points in overtime to beat Louisiana-Lafayette 79-71 on Thursday night.

The Trojans (12-5, 5-1 Sun Belt Conference) trailed 50-35 with 15:24 left in regulation, then went on a 26-11 surge to tie the game at 61. The Ragin’ Cajuns (6-10, 3-3) shot 2-for-15 in the final 10:51 of regulation.

Louisiana-Lafayette’s La’Ryan Gary was fouled with 1:08 left and made both free throws for a 60-59 lead. Shane Edwards scored on a dunk with 12 seconds left to put Arkansas-Little Rock up 61-60. Ryan McCoy made the second of two free throws to force overtime.

Edwards scored 17 points and Steven Moore added 16 for the Trojans, who erased a 37-29 halftime deficit.

Chris Gradnigo led the Ragin’ Cajuns with a season-high 20 points. Randell Daigle added 14 and Ryan McCoy chipped in 13.

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