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Louisiana Lafayette pulls away from South Alabama 90-68

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Shawn Long hit 5 of 6 from long distance and finished with a career-high 34 points to lead Louisiana Lafayette to a 90-68 win over South Alabama in the quarterfinals of the Sun Belt Conference tournament on Friday.

Johnathan Stove had 14 points, Bryce Washington 12 and Devonta Walker 11 for the fourth-seeded Ragin' Cajuns (17-13), who meet top-seeded Arkansas-Little Rock in the semifinals on Saturday.

Stove and Hayward Register hit 3-pointers before Long had back-to-back baskets to close a 12-0 run that put Louisiana Lafayette up 24-12 midway through the first half. The Ragin' Cajuns led 51-37 at the break.

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Leaders
Points: K. Williams15.5
Rebounds: G. Boyanov7.4
Assists: K. Williams3.4
FG%: No qualifiers
FT%: K. Williams80.0%
3P%: K. Williams31.3%
Steals: S. Calhoun1.3
Blocks: D. MuepoKelly0.9
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: 69.2 (265)
Rebounds: 11.8 (96)
Assists: 10.6 (334)
FG%: 40.9% (307)
FT%: 67.3% (272)
3P%: 32.3% (284)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 73.5 (222)
Rebounds: 25.4 (167)
Assists: 13.8 (224)
FG%: 42.2% (103)
FT%: 70.5% (220)
3P%: 31.9% (42)
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