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Louisiana-Lafayette Defeats Arkansas State 77-76 - Recap

Louisiana-Lafayette got a 25-point performance from Shawn Long, who added 11 rebounds as Louisiana-Lafayette ran past Arkansas State 77-76 on Saturday at ASU Convocation Center.

Louisiana-Lafayette won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 2.5-point spread as underdogs.

Louisiana-Lafayette got 17 points from Elfrid Payton and another 9 points from Bryant Mbamalu. Elfrid Payton contributed 6 assists, while Shawn Long cleaned the glass with 11 rebounds.

Arkansas State got 28 points from Melvin Johnson III in a losing cause and another 23 points from Ed Townsel. Ed Townsel contributed 3 assists for them, while Kendrick Washington had 11 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Arkansas State were victorious, as the score was 38-35 at the break.

The rebound battle favored Louisiana-Lafayette as they grabbed 40 boards, while Arkansas State only had 35.