Louisiana-Lafayette edges Arkansas State 77-76
JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) Elfrid Payton sank a 3-pointer in the final 14 seconds to give Louisiana-Lafayette a winning 77-76 edge over Arkansas State on Saturday night.
Payton had 17 points overall. Shawn Long led the scoring for the Ragin' Cajuns (20-11, 11-7 Sun Belt) with 25 points and 11 rebounds.
Melvin Johnson III mounted a solo 11-2 run - including a trio of 3-pointers - midway through the first half to help Arkansas State to a 38-35 halftime lead.