Men's Basketball: Ragin' Cajuns Drop Overtime Contest to Little Rock, 78-76 + game photo gallery
Louisiana heads to Lone Star State to face UT Arlington beginning Friday
Louisiana led 42-32 at halftime before Little Rock (7-4, 3-1 Sun Belt) chipped away at the lead, eventually taking a 49-48 lead on Ben Coupet’s bucket in the lane with 14:08 remaining. From there, neither team led by more than three points for the remainder of regulation as Louisiana held on to a 68-65 lead on Wilson’s jumper with 1:42 left.
Nowell, who finished with 15 points on 5 of 15 shooting, grabbed a contested jumper by Wilson in the final minute of regulation and converted a three-point play with 42.6 seconds remaining to tie the game at 68-68. Nowell then knocked away a ball from Russell on the Ragin’ Cajuns next possession and eventually missed a game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer.
Louisiana took a 71-70 lead with 3:32 left in overtime on a pair of Wilson free throws before Nikola Maric gave the Trojans the lead for good (73-71) with a three-point play with 3:17 left.
Nowell then followed with a 3-pointer – only the second of the day in 16 attempts – with under a minute remaining for a 78-74 lead.
Monyyong posted a double-double for Little Rock with 19 points and 16 rebounds with Isaiah Palermo adding 17 points and Maric 12. The Trojans finished 27-for-63 (42.9 percent) from the floor and were 22-for-30 (73.3 percent) from the free throw line compared to a 10-for-12 performance at the line by Louisiana.
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