Louisiana-Lafayette vs Arkansas-Little Rock Final: 93-87 - Recap

Louisiana-Lafayette vs Arkansas-Little Rock Final: 93-87 - Recap

Elfrid Payton scored 23 points and added 10 rebounds for a double-double, leading Louisiana-Lafayette over Arkansas-Little Rock, 93-87, on Thursday at Cajundome.

Louisiana-Lafayette did not, however, defeat Arkansas-Little Rock against the spread, which closed at 8 at most sportsbooks.

Louisiana-Lafayette got 20 points from Xavian Rimmer and another 14 points from Bryant Mbamalu. Elfrid Payton contributed 6 assists, while Elfrid Payton cleaned the glass with 10 rebounds.

Arkansas-Little Rock got a 24-point performance from Josh Hagins, who was supported by 16 points from DeVonte Smith. Josh Hagins had 6 assists in a losing cause for Arkansas-Little Rock, while Stetson Billings grabbed 11 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Louisiana-Lafayette were victorious, as the score was 47-35 at the break.

Arkansas-Little Rock won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 44-36.