NCAA Basketball

Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns (19-13)


Thu. 2/28 Sun. 3/3 Thu. 3/7 Sat. 3/9 Thu. 3/14
vs. CoastC 
W 83-70
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vs. App 
L 80-90
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@ UALR 
W 77-72
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@ ArkSt 
W 90-87
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vs. USA 
L 69-70
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Sikes sinks game-winning FT as South Alabama advances

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Rodrick Sikes made one of two free throws with four seconds remaining and eighth-seeded South Alabama held on to upend No. 5 seed Louisiana Lafayette 70-69 in the second round of the Sun Belt Conference Tournament on Thursday.

Josh Ajayi led South Alabama with 25 points and the Jaguars advance to face fourth-seeded Texas State in Friday's quarterfinals.

Sikes finished with 15 points for South Alabama (17-16). Trhae Mitchell added nine points, seven rebounds and six assists.

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Leaders
Points: J. Gant20.5
Rebounds: J. Gant8.6
Assists: M. Stroman6.7
FG%: J. Gant54.4%
FT%: J. Gant78.6%
3P%: C. Russell35.1%
Steals: M. Stroman2.0
Blocks: J. Gant2.6
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Duke30-5
2 Virginia30-3
3 North Carolina28-6
4 Gonzaga32-3
5 Michigan State30-6
6 Tennessee30-5
7 Kentucky29-6
8 Michigan30-6
9 Texas Tech27-6
10 Florida State29-7
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Duke30-5
2 Virginia30-3
3 Gonzaga32-3
4 North Carolina28-6
5 Tennessee30-5
6 Michigan State30-6
7 Kentucky29-6
8 Michigan30-6
9 Houston32-3
10 Texas Tech27-6
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Sun Belt Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
Georgia State 13-5 24-10
Texas State 12-6 24-10
Georgia Southern 12-6 21-12
UT Arlington 12-6 17-16
Louisiana 10-8 19-13
Louisiana-Monroe 9-9 19-15
Coastal Carolina 9-9 16-16
South Alabama 8-10 17-17
Arkansas State 7-11 13-19
Appalachian State 6-12 11-21
Troy 5-13 12-18
Little Rock 5-13 10-21
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 81.6 (22)
Rebounds: 11.4 (78)
Assists: 15.3 (42)
FG%: 44.5% (171)
FT%: 74.2% (60)
3P%: 34.5% (172)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 80.5 (349)
Rebounds: 24.3 (259)
Assists: 12.8 (163)
FG%: 46.3% (315)
FT%: 73.4% (320)
3P%: 36.8% (319)
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