Louisiana-Lafayette runs past Appalachian State 80-64

BOONE, N.C. (AP) Brian Williams and Bryce Washington combined for 29 points to lead Louisiana-Lafayette to an 80-64 Sun Belt Conference victory over Appalachian State on Monday night.

The victory gave Louisiana-Lafayette coach Bob Martin his 300th career win at the Division I level.

Williams made 6 of 8 field goal attempts for 15 points. Washington, who was 5 of 6 from the floor in the first half, finished with 14 points, Kasey Shepherd added 13 and Shawn Long and Devonta Walker had 10 apiece for the Ragin’ Cajuns (9-5, 3-0 Sun Belt).

Louisiana-Lafayette led 38-24 at the break. Walker started the second half with a layup and followed with a three-point play that started an 18-6 run that led to a 62-42 advantage with 10:48 remaining. The Mountaineers (4-7, 1-1) never threatened.

Michael Obacha had 12 points, Tommy Spangnolo added 11 and Landon Goesling had a career-high 10 for the Mountaineers.