SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — Tre Nottingham scored 17 facets and Nijal Pearson hit the a hit 3-pointer with 1:21 to play and Texas Utter defeated Louisiana-Lafayette 64-62 after blowing an 18-point second-half lead on Saturday evening.
After Pearson’s basket, Akiem Daschner stole the ball with 1:02 to circulation. The Bobcats omitted a 3-point are trying at 38 seconds nonetheless Eric Terry snagged the rebound. Texas Utter ran the clock all the plan in which down to beneath 10 seconds sooner than one more paddle away out nonetheless Justin Miller’s 3-point are trying at the buzzer came up short for the Ragin’ Cajuns.
Louisiana-Lafayette, down 35-23 at the half, feeble a 13-3 bustle to crop support the deficit to single digits and not using a longer up to eight minutes to circulation. An 8-2 bustle, capped by JaKeenan Gant dunk on an ally-oop feed from Marcus Stroman, establish aside the Ragin’ Cajuns forward 62-61 at the 1:40 worth.
Pearson and Eric Terry had 13 facets apiece for Texas Utter (22-6, 11-4 Sun Belt Convention), which took over first establish by myself after Georgia Utter fell at Coastal Carolina.
Cedric Russell had a occupation-high 25 facets for Louisiana-Lafayette (16-11, 7-7) and Gant had 13 facets and a occupation-high 17 rebounds.