Louisiana-Lafayette defeats Louisiana-Monroe 73-71
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP)—Raymone Andrews hit two free throws with 1:27 remaining— his only points of the game—and Louisiana-Lafayette defeated Louisiana-Monroe 73-71 on Saturday night.
Tyren Johnson scored 26 points for the Ragin’ Cajuns (13-14, 10-6 Sun Belt Conference), who didn’t score from the field after Colby Batiste hit a jumper for a 70-64 lead with 4:58 remaining.
Louisiana-Monroe (11-17, 6-11) scored the next seven points to take a 71-70 lead on Dynile Forbes’ 3-pointer with 2:45 to play, but Batiste hit the first of two free throw attempts to tie the score at 71 with 2:15 left.
Louisiana-Lafayette swept the season series, winning 72-67 on Jan. 30.
Randell Daigle hit five 3-pointers and scored 19 points for the Ragin’ Cajuns, who shot 57.9 percent from the 3-point line (11-for-19).
Tommie Sykes scored 27 points and Forbes finished with 12 points.