Russell has 22, hits big 3-pointer to push Louisiana-Lafayette past Arkansas State

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) – Cedric Russell had 22 points as Louisiana-Lafayette defeated Arkansas State 77-74 on Wednesday night.

A 3-pointer by Russell put the Ragin’ Cajuns up 73-71 with 41 seconds remaining in the second half and ULL sealed the win by making four of four free throws down the stretch.

P.J. Hardy had 19 points for Louisiana-Lafayette (12-17, 7-11 Sun Belt Conference). Jalen Johnson added 12 points. Mylik Wilson had 10 points and eight rebounds.

Marquis Eaton scored a career-high 28 points for the Red Wolves (15-15, 7-12), who have lost eight games in a row. Canberk Kus added 12 points and 10 rebounds. Caleb Fields had 11 points and seven rebounds.

The Ragin’ Cajuns leveled the season series against the Red Wolves with the win. Arkansas State defeated Louisiana-Lafayette 79-67 on Dec. 18.

Arkansas State finishes out the regular season at Georgia Southern on Tuesday.

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