Louisiana-Lafayette Defeats Louisiana-Monroe 90-66 - Recap
The battle between Louisiana-Lafayette and Louisiana-Monroe didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Louisiana-Monroe was handed a 90-66 defeat on Sunday at Cajundome.
Bettors who backed Louisiana-Lafayette were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of 8.5 at sportsbooks.
Bryant Mbamalu had 24 points for Louisiana-Lafayette and Elfrid Payton chipped in with 15 points. Elfrid Payton had 7 assists for them, while Shawn Long was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 11 boards.
Louisiana-Monroe got 20 points from Trent Mackey in a losing cause and another 15 points from Amos Olatayo. Jayon James contributed 6 assists for them, while Trent Mackey had 5 rebounds.
Louisiana-Lafayette led at halftime, 37-31.
The rebound battle favored Louisiana-Lafayette as they grabbed 34 boards, while Louisiana-Monroe only had 25.