Lousiana-Lafayette beats South Alabama 67-65

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LAFAYETTE, La. (AP)—Randell Daigle hit a 3-pointer as time expired to lift Lousiana-Lafayette to a 67-65 win over South Alabama on Saturday night.

Travis Bureau led the Ragin’ Cajuns (7-12, 4-4 Sun Belt Conference) with 18 points. Chris Gradnigo scored 13 and Daigle chipped in with eight.

With 20 seconds left, Bureau made one of two attempts to give Louisiana-Lafayette a 64-62 lead. Following a team timeout, Domonic Tilford sank a 3-pointer with two seconds left to put South Alabama up by one. But Daigle responded with a 3-pointer to win the game.

The Jaguars (11-9, 4-5) were paced by DeAndre Coleman, who scored 26 points and grabbed 14 rebounds. Tilford added 15 points.

The game was South Alabama’s second consecutive close loss, as they were beat on Jan. 22 by Arkansas-Little Rock 61-59 following a layup with 15 seconds left.

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 Top Performers
 South Alabama
DeAndre Coleman DeAndre Coleman
7-12,  26 Pts
14 Rebs, 3 Assists
 LA Lafayette
Travis Bureau Travis Bureau
5-11,  18 Pts
3 Rebs, 1 Assists

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