Pierson, Small lead Texas State past Louisiana-Lafayette
Jalen Johnson had 18 points and seven rebounds for the Ragin’ Cajuns (7-13, 2-7), whose losing streak reached four games. Dou Gueye and P.J. Hardy had 11 points each.
Texas State led 66-49 with four minutes remaining and Sule’s layup at 2:59 marked the Bobcats’ last points and a 68-51 lead. Working the shot clock to its final seconds, the Bobcats missed their last three shots.
Neither team missed a free throw with the Bobcats going 8-for-8 and the Ragin’ Cajuns making 13.
Texas State plays Texas-Arlington at home next Saturday. Louisiana-Lafayette hosts Louisiana-Monroe next Saturday.