Louisiana-Lafayette 73, Louisiana-Monroe 71

Raymone Andrews hit two free throws with 1:27 remaining – his

only points of the game – and Louisiana-Lafayette defeated

Louisiana-Monroe 73-71 on Saturday night.

Tyren Johnson scored 26 points for the Ragin’ Cajuns (13-14,

10-6 Sun Belt Conference), who didn’t score from the field after

Colby Batiste hit a jumper for a 70-64 lead with 4:58

remaining.

Louisiana-Monroe (11-17, 6-11) scored the next seven points to

take a 71-70 lead on Dynile Forbes’ 3-pointer with 2:45 to play,

but Batiste hit the first of two free throw attempts to tie the

score at 71 with 2:15 left.

Louisiana-Lafayette swept the season series, winning 72-67 on

Jan. 30.

Randell Daigle hit five 3-pointers and scored 19 points for the

Ragin’ Cajuns, who shot 57.9 percent from the 3-point line

(11-for-19).

Tommie Sykes scored 27 points and Forbes finished with 12

points.