Russell leads Louisiana-Lafayette over McNeese 85-80
Louisiana-Lafayette (2-0) led throughout the second half but struggled to hold off the Cowboys down the stretch. The Ragin’ Cajuns led 75-65 with 89 seconds remaining in the game when McNeese rallied to get within a point.
McNeese’s Leondre Washington had a layup and a 3-pointer to help the Cowboys close to 79-76 with 39 seconds remaining. Washington completed a three-point play to close to 80-79 before the Ragin’ Cajuns made four straight free throws to complete the scoring.
Dru Kuxhausen had 18 points for the Cowboys (0-2). A.J. Lawson added 14 points. Washington had 11 points.
Louisiana-Lafayette takes on TCU on the road on Tuesday. McNeese plays Southern-New Orleans at home on Monday.