Texas State beats cold-shooting Louisiana-Lafayette 61-57

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SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) Emani Gant scored 19 points to lead Texas State to a 61-57 victory over cold-shooting Louisiana-Lafayette on Saturday night.

Gant was 6 of 9 from the floor. Ojai Black added 14 points on 5-of-9 shooting for Texas State (11-13, 5-10 Sun Belt Conference).

Johnathan Stove scored 14 points and Bryce Washington added 13 for Louisiana-Lafayette (14-11, 10-6), which shot just 18 of 62 from the field for 29 percent, and made 17 of 30 for 57-percent shooting from the line.

The Bobcats had a 10-point lead midway through the second half before the Ragin' Cajuns used an 18-10 run to pull to 57-55 with a minute remaining.

Gant split a pair of free throws, and Black made a jumper and one of two free throws to stretch Texas State's lead to 61-57 with 18 seconds left. Louisiana-Lafayette missed its last two shots to end it.