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Long leads way, La.-Lafayette tops N. Texas 80-76
Saturday, Dec 1, 2012

DENTON, Texas (AP)—Shawn Long scored 27 points and Bryant Mbamalu added 19 on Saturday night and Louisiana Lafayette defeated North Texas 80-76.

Elfrid Payton scored 14 points to go with nine assists and three steals for Louisiana-Lafayette (3-5, 1-1 Sun Belt).

North Texas (3-5, 0-1) got 23 points from Chris Jones and 11 points from Jordan Williams.

Mbamalu connected on five 3-point shots, including one that gave Louisiana-Lafayette a 59-57 lead with 9:26 left in the game.

North Texas and Louisiana-Lafayette went back and forth down the stretch. Steven Wronkoski hit a 3-pointer with 1:16 left to give Louisiana-Lafayette a 73-71 lead.

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 LA Lafayette
Shawn Long Shawn Long
9-13,  27 Pts
5 Rebs, 1 Assists
 North Texas
Chris Jones Chris Jones
6-12,  23 Pts
5 Rebs, 4 Assists

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