UL Men’s Basketball Defeats Arkansas St. In Overtime, 68-65 – Game Recap
Louisiana's Ragin' Cajun men's basketball team was victorious in Sun Belt Conference action on Saturday, capturing a 68-65 overtime victory over the Arkansas St. Red Wolves, at the Cajundome.
It was the second consecutive overtime game that UL played in a three-day span, and their third overtime affair in their last four games.
Arkansas St. led it, 34-29, at the half, and held a 41-35 lead at the 11:00 mark, but Louisiana went on a 14-2 run over the next 4:30 to take a 49-43 advantage.
Louisiana held a 58-55 lead with under :20, before ASU's Marcus Hooten drained a three-pointer with only :07 left, to tie the game at 58-58, and eventually bring the contest to overtime.
UL was able to outscore ASU 10-7 in the overtime frame, to capture the three-point, overtime win.
The Cajuns were able to out-shoot the Red Wolves from the field, 44%-42%, and were also able to win the battle on the boards, with a 36-35 rebound advantage.
Leading the way for UL was guard Bryant Mbamalu, who scored 16 points, while Malcoln Kirkland paced ASU in a losing cause, with 16 points.
With the win, the Cajuns improved to 15-12 overall, and 9-4 in Sun Belt Conference play, while Arkansas St. fell to 10-17 overall, and 4-8 in league play.
UL guard Bryant Mbamalu with head coach Bob Marlin
ESPN.com has a game box score.