Sun Belt Tournament - Recap - Louisiana-Lafayette Defeats North Texas 74-55
Louisiana-Lafayette got 20 points from Elfrid Payton en route to a 74-55 victory over North Texas on Friday at Summit Arena.
Louisiana-Lafayette won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 3.5-point spread as underdogs.
Louisiana-Lafayette got 16 points from Bryant Mbamalu and another 16 points from Alan-Michael Thompson. Elfrid Payton contributed 7 assists, while Shawn Long cleaned the glass with 11 rebounds.
North Texas got 19 points from Jordan Williams in a losing cause and another 13 points from Roger Franklin. P.J. Hardwick contributed 5 assists for them, while Tony Mitchell had 12 rebounds.
Louisiana-Lafayette led at halftime, 33-29.
The rebound battle favored Louisiana-Lafayette as they grabbed 41 boards, while North Texas only had 39.