Georgia Southern beats Louisiana-Lafayette 71-51

STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Isaiah Crawley and Elijah McCadden scored 13 points apiece as Georgia Southern stretched its home win streak to eight games, beating Louisiana-Lafayette 71-51 on Saturday.

The Eagles held the Ragin’ Cajuns to 28.6 percent shooting, the lowest mark of the season for a Georgia Southern opponent.

Simeon Carter had 11 points and nine rebounds for Georgia Southern (11-7, 5-2 Sun Belt Conference). Quan Jackson added six rebounds and five steals.

Jalen Johnson had 15 points for the Ragin’ Cajuns (7-11, 2-5). Tirus Smith added 12 points and three blocks. Dou Gueye had seven rebounds.

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Cedric Russell, who was second on the Ragin’ Cajuns in scoring heading into the matchup with 14 points per game, was held to only five points on 2-of-14 shooting.

Georgia Southern matches up against Troy on the road on Thursday. Louisiana-Lafayette matches up against Texas-Arlington at home on Thursday.

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