Ntexas 74
Ullafayete 105
Date of game: 1/31/2013

Recap: Louisiana vs. North Texas

Lafayette, LA (Sports Network) - Elfrid Payton scored 24 points to go along with a game-high nine assists to lead the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns to a 105-74 rout of the North Texas Mean Green in Sun Belt Conference play at the Cajundome.

Shawn Long contributed 23 points and 13 rebounds for Louisiana (8-15, 4-8 Sun Belt) which eclipsed the century mark for the first time this season. Bryant Mbamalu went for 18 points and four assists off the bench and Elridge Moore netted 10 points.

Despite the loss, Jordan Williams erupted for 31 points on 12-of-17 from the field to lead UNT (8-15, 3-9). Alzee Williams added 14 points off the bench while Roger Franklin reached double figures with 10.

North Texas shot well in the opening period, hitting 57.1 percent of its field goal attempts, while Louisiana managed just 44.4 percent shooting. However, it was the Ragin' Cajuns who opened the game on a 17-5 run and made 8-of-10 at the foul-line, en route to a 45-37 lead at intermission.

UNT cut the deficit to just four early in the second half before Louisiana went on a tear offensively, shooting 62.9 percent for the period as it cruised to the comfortable victory.

Louisiana controlled the glass, outrebounding UNT 38-27, while forcing 18 Mean Green turnovers.

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