Louisiana-Lafayette 68, Lamar 65

Josh Brown came off the bench to score 20 points and help

Louisiana-Lafayette defeat Lamar 68-65 on Sunday, snapping a

seven-game losing streak.

The Ragin’ Cajuns (2-8) led 55-43 after two free throws from

David Perez with 10:02 left in the game, but a 3 from Lamar guard

Kendrick Harris capped an 18-8 run and pulled the Cardinals to

within two, 63-61, with 3:41 to go.

A layup from Coy Custer cut Lamar’s deficit to 66-65 with 20

seconds left to play, but the Cardinals were unable to score

again.

Charlie Harper scored 15 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead

Lamar.

The Cardinals (5-5) came into the game averaging 91.9 points per

game – the second-highest average in the country behind the

Virginia Military Institute at 95.5 points per contest.

The win for Louisiana-Lafayette is its first since a 91-66

victory over Division III Louisiana College on Nov.15.