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Louisiana-Lafayette vs North Texas Final: 80-76 - Recap

North Texas was scorched by Shawn Long for 27 points as Louisiana-Lafayette defeated them 80-76 in NCAA action on Saturday.

Louisiana-Lafayette was an 8.5-point underdog in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters.

Louisiana-Lafayette got 19 points from Bryant Mbamalu and another 14 points from Elfrid Payton. Elfrid Payton contributed 9 assists, while Elfrid Payton cleaned the glass with 6 rebounds.

North Texas got 23 points from Chris Jones in a losing cause and another 14 points from Roger Franklin. Chris Jones contributed 4 assists for them, while Roger Franklin had 5 rebounds.

The rebound battle favored North Texas as they grabbed 34 boards, while Louisiana-Lafayette only had 32.