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Louisiana-Lafayette Defeats Houston 79-76 - Recap

Houston was burned for 31 points by Elfrid Payton on Saturday as Louisiana-Lafayette picked up a 79-76 win at Cajundome.

Louisiana-Lafayette did not, however, defeat Houston against the spread, which closed at 7 at most sportsbooks.

Louisiana-Lafayette got 22 points from Shawn Long and another 9 points from Kasey Shepherd. Elfrid Payton contributed 5 assists, while Shawn Long cleaned the glass with 12 rebounds.

Houston got 27 points from TaShawn Thomas in a losing cause and another 16 points from Danrad Knowles. Brandon Morris contributed 3 assists for them, while TaShawn Thomas had 6 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Houston were victorious, as the score was 40-32 at the break.

Louisiana-Lafayette had a 33-32 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.