LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) Junior Shawn Long had 23 points and 12 rebounds for his 40th career double-double, Kasey Shepherd added 20 points and Louisiana-Lafayette pulled out an 83-79 win over Arkansas-Little Rock in the Sun Belt opener for both teams on Tuesday night.
The Ragin' Cajuns (7-5) never trailed in overtime as UALR missed five shots and three free throws.
When Brian Williams made a pair of free throws midway through the second half Louisiana led 68-54. But Hagins made a pair of 3-pointers to bookend an 11-0 run for the Trojans.
Johnathan Stove ended the Cajuns' near 6-mintue drought but UALR reeled off the next seven points to lead 72-70 with 1:35 to go.