Texasst 26 32 58
Ullafayete 42 39 81
Date of game: 1/13/2014

Recap: Louisiana vs. Texas State

Lafayette, LA (SportsNetwork.com) - Elfrid Payton scored a game-high 21 points, handed out seven assists and made six steals as the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns crushed the Texas State Bobcats, 81-58, in Sun Belt Conference action in the Cajundome.

Also scoring in double figures for the Ragin' Cajuns (11-5, 2-1 Sun Belt) were Shawn Long and Bryant Mbamalu with 18 and 14 points, respectively, the former also pulling down nine rebounds as Louisiana won for the third time in four games.

The Bobcats (5-12, 1-3), losers of three straight and five of six, were paced by Joel Wright with a double-double consisting of 17 points and 10 rebounds, but at the same time he was charged with eight turnovers without the benefit of a single assist. Emani Gant tacked on 12 points in the losing effort.

Louisiana scored the first points of the night and never looked back, shooting not only 58.3 percent from the floor in the first half but also 5-of-9 behind the 3-point line in order to take a 42-26 advantage at the break.

With 52.2 percent accuracy from the field in the second half, the Bobcats tried to fight their way back, but the Ragin' Cajuns were more than ready as they converted 54.2 percent from the floor in the period, en route to the comfortable victory.

During this first-ever meeting between the programs, Texas State was saddled with 18 turnovers.

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