Akwuba carries Louisiana-Lafayette over UALR 66-61

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) Theo Akwuba posted 13 points and seven rebounds as Louisiana-Lafayette narrowly beat Arkansas-Little Rock 66-61 on Friday night.

Ty Harper had 12 points for Louisiana-Lafayette (16-7, 10-6 Sun Belt Conference). Mylik Wilson added 11 points. Dou Gueye had nine rebounds.

Cedric Russell, the Ragin' Cajuns' leading scorer heading into the matchup at 18 points per game, was held to nine points (3 of 13).

Louisiana-Lafayette scored 20 points in the first half, a season low for the team.

Ben Coupet Jr. had 18 points for the Trojans (10-14, 6-11), whose losing streak stretched to seven games. Nikola Maric added 14 points. Marko Lukic had 11 points. Ruot Monyyong tied a career high with 19 rebounds plus 10 points.

The Ragin' Cajuns improve to 2-1 against the Trojans this season. In the most recent matchup, Arkansas-Little Rock defeated Louisiana-Lafayette 78-76 on Jan. 9.

---

For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP-Top25

---

This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com