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Texas Southern vs Louisiana-Lafayette Final: 74-71 - Recap

Texas Southern grabbed a 74-71 win over Louisiana-Lafayette on Friday, behind a 17-point effort from Raymond Penn at Health and PE Arena.

Omar Strong had 14 points for Texas Southern and Fred Sturdivant chipped in with 14 points. Raymond Penn had 4 assists for them, while Fred Sturdivant was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 11 boards.

Louisiana-Lafayette got 20 points from Shawn Long in a losing cause and another 18 points from Bryant Mbamalu. Elfrid Payton contributed 4 assists for them, while Shawn Long had 13 rebounds.

Texas Southern hit the break leading 29-19 before taking care of business in the second half.

Louisiana-Lafayette won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 49-45.