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Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns (19-15)


Little Rock tops Louisiana Lafayette 72-65 in Sun Belt semis

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Jalen Jackson led a balanced attack with 16 points and top-seeded Little Rock held off fourth-seeded Louisiana Lafayette 72-65 on Saturday to advance to the championship game of the Sun Belt Tournament.

Josh Hagins added 15 points, five rebounds, five assists and three steals for the Trojans (28-4), who face the Louisiana Monroe-Texas Arlington winner in Sunday's championship. Lis Shoshi and Marcus Johnson Jr. added 13 points apiece.

Jackson hit 6 of 7 shots and scored 13 points as Little Rock opened a 33-23 lead at the break.

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Leaders
Points: S. Long18.9
Rebounds: S. Long12.1
Assists: J. Wright3.5
FG%: S. Long52.4%
FT%: S. Long68.1%
3P%: K. Shepherd35.0%
Steals: K. Shepherd1.3
Blocks: S. Long1.8
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Kansas33-5
2 Michigan State29-6
3 North Carolina33-7
4 Virginia29-8
5 Oregon31-7
6 Villanova35-5
7 Oklahoma29-8
8 West Virginia26-9
9 Xavier28-6
10 Miami (FL)27-8
10 Kentucky27-9
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Villanova35-5
2 North Carolina33-7
3 Kansas33-5
4 Oklahoma29-8
5 Virginia29-8
6 Oregon31-7
7 Michigan State29-6
8 Miami (FL)27-8
9 Indiana27-8
10 Syracuse23-14
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Sun Belt Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
Little Rock 17-3 30-5
Louisiana-Monroe 15-5 20-14
UT Arlington 13-7 24-11
Louisiana-Lafayette 12-8 19-15
Georgia Southern 10-10 14-17
Georgia State 9-11 16-14
Texas State 8-12 15-16
South Alabama 8-12 14-19
Arkansas State 7-13 11-20
Appalachian State 7-13 9-22
Troy 4-16 9-22
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 79.6 (29)
Rebounds: 14.3 (5)
Assists: 12.7 (214)
FG%: 44.4% (162)
FT%: 69.8% (172)
3P%: 31.0% (312)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 72.8 (203)
Rebounds: 27.2 (50)
Assists: 10.9 (31)
FG%: 43.5% (177)
FT%: 69.9% (173)
3P%: 36.3% (282)
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