Scores

Final

North Texas 65

(17-13, 9-7 Sun Belt)

LA-Lafayette 62

(16-15, 10-6 Sun Belt)

    7:15 PM ET, March 4, 2012

    Summit Arena - Convention Center, Hot Springs, Arkansas

    1 2 T
    UNT 30 3565
    ULL 29 3362

    Top Performers

    North Texas: B. Walton 16 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Stl

    Louisiana-Lafayette: E. Payton 13 Pts, 8 Reb, 9 Ast, 5 Stl, 1 Blk

    North Texas 65, Louisiana-Lafayette 62

    Associated Press

    HOT SPRINGS, Ark. -- Brandan Walton scored 16 points, including the tie-breaking 3-pointer with 8.7 seconds left, and North Texas beat Louisiana-Lafayette 65-62 in the Sun Belt tournament quarterfinals Sunday night.

    Alzee Williams scored 14 and Roger Franklin and Jacob Holmen scored 10 points apiece for the Mean Green. Freshman Tony Mitchell had 11 rebounds and tied his season high with six blocks for North Texas (17-13) at Hot Springs' Convention Center Court.

    In Monday's semifinals, the fifth-seeded Mean Green will face No. 9 seed Arkansas State, upset winners over regular-season Sun Belt champion Middle Tennessee State on Sunday.

    Josh Brown led the fourth-seeded Ragin' Cajuns (16-15) with 14 points. Elfrid Payton had 13 points, nine assists and eight rebounds, Bryant Mbamalu scored 11 and Darshawn McClellan had 10 points for Louisiana-Lafayette.

    Neither team led by more than five points and there were 20 lead changes, 12 in the second half.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    UNT
    ULL
    Points 65 62
    FG Made-Attempted 25-60 (.417) 24-59 (.407)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-7 (.571) 4-19 (.211)
    FT Made-Attempted 11-13 (.846) 10-14 (.714)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 13 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 5 5

    2011-12 Season

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