Louisiana-Monroe 76, Louisiana-Lafayette 75
Tony Hooper scored 30 points, including the game-winning
3-pointer, to boost Louisiana-Monroe to a 76-75 win over
Louisiana-Lafayette in the first round of the Sun Belt Conference
tournament on Saturday night.
The win advances the 10th-seeded Warhawks (11-18), who will play
North Texas, the No. 2 seed, on Sunday.
The game-winning shot, Hooper’s seventh 3-pointer of the night,
came with just one second left and only moments after Lamar
Roberson hit a jumper to give the Ragin’ Cajuns (13-16) the
two-point lead at 75-73.
Tommie Sykes finished with 16 points for the Warhawks and Rudy
Turner added nine points and 10 rebounds.
Travis Bureau led the Ragin’ Cajuns with 22 points, while Tyren
Johnson added 17 and Roberson and Randell Daigle each pitched in