Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns
Elfrid Payton scored 20 points, leading four Louisiana-Lafayette players in double figures, and the Ragin’ Cajuns pulled away in the second half for a 74-55 victory over North Texas Friday night in the opening round of the Sun Belt tournament.
Elfrid Payton scored 24 points and Shawn Long added his sixth straight double-double with 23 points and 13 rebounds as Louisiana-Lafayette dominated North Texas 105-74 Wednesday night.
Antoinne Jimmerson caught two touchdown passes, including a tiebreaking 78-yarder in the fourth quarter, to lead North Texas to a 30-23 win over Louisiana Lafayette on Tuesday night.
Brandan Walton scored 16 points, and UNT beat Louisiana-Lafayette 65-62 in the Sun Belt tournament quarterfinals on Sunday night.
It took nearly a decade for Florida International to turn its fledgling football program into a Sun Belt Conference favorite.