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Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns (21-12)


Mon. 2/27 Thu. 3/2 Sat. 3/4 Wed. 3/8 Fri. 3/10
@ App 
W 77-62
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vs. TxSt 
W 94-84
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vs. Tx-Ar 
W 83-81
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vs. Ark-LR 
W 78-71
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@ GaSt 
L 76-86
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Georgia State beats Louisiana-Lafayette in Sun Belt quarters

NEW ORLEANS (AP) D'Marcus Simonds scored 17 points, Jeremy Hollowell added 16 points and grabbed 14 rebounds, and second-seeded Georgia State beat Louisiana-Lafayette 86-76 in Friday's quarterfinals of the Sun Belt Conference Tournament.

Malik Benlevi scored 15 and Isaiah Williams had 14 for the Panthers (20-11), who snapped the Ragin' Cajuns' seven-game win streak and will face either No. 3 Georgia Southern (18-13) or No. 6 Troy (19-14) in Saturday's semifinals.

Trailing by 15 early in the second half, Louisiana-Lafayette closed to 66-60 on Jerekius Davis' jumper, but Georgia State took a 10-point lead with 1:47 left on Isaiah Dennis' layup. Jay Wright's jumper cut the deficit to eight with 54 seconds left, but Louisiana-Lafayette got no closer.

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Leaders
Points: J. Wright16.2
Rebounds: B. Washington11.2
Assists: J. Wright3.9
FG%: B. Washington60.3%
FT%: F. Bartley IV71.8%
3P%: F. Bartley IV35.8%
Steals: J. Wright2.0
Blocks: B. Washington0.8
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Villanova32-4
2 Gonzaga36-1
3 Kansas31-5
4 Arizona32-5
5 Kentucky32-6
6 North Carolina31-7
7 Duke28-9
8 UCLA31-5
9 Oregon33-5
10 Louisville25-9
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Villanova32-4
2 Gonzaga36-1
3 Kansas31-5
4 Arizona32-5
5 Kentucky32-6
6 UCLA31-5
7 Duke28-9
8 North Carolina31-7
9 Oregon33-5
10 Louisville25-9
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Sun Belt Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
UT Arlington 14-4 27-9
Georgia State 12-6 20-13
Arkansas State 11-7 20-12
Texas State 11-7 22-14
Georgia Southern 11-7 18-15
Louisiana 10-8 21-12
Troy 10-8 22-15
Coastal Carolina 10-8 20-18
South Alabama 7-11 14-18
Little Rock 6-12 15-17
Appalachian State 4-14 9-21
Louisiana-Monroe 2-16 9-24
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 81.9 (19)
Rebounds: 13.4 (13)
Assists: 14.3 (115)
FG%: 46.7% (60)
FT%: 69.5% (198)
3P%: 34.3% (211)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 76.3 (273)
Rebounds: 24.6 (235)
Assists: 12.5 (112)
FG%: 47.3% (331)
FT%: 69.7% (140)
3P%: 36.0% (245)
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