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Louisiana-Lafayette beats Denver 58-52; Ragin Cajuns tie ASU for SBC West lead

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Gary La'Ryan scored 22 points, including

seven in overtime, to lead Louisiana-Lafayette over Denver 58-52 on

Thursday night in the Ragin' Cajuns' 10th straight win.

La'Ryan scored all but one of the points in the extra period for

the Ragin' Cajuns (13-14, 10-5 Sun Belt Conference), making five

free throws and their only field goal.

The Pioneers (13-15, 9-6) also made just one field goal in

overtime, but also missed their only free throw to lose for the

fifth time in their last seven games.

Denver was just 9 of 16 from the line, while Louisiana-Lafayette

went to the foul line 29 times, making 20.

The Ragin' Cajuns shot 45.9 percent from the field in the game

(17 of 37).

J.J. Thomas added 13 points for Louisiana-Lafayette, which got

two free throws from La'Ryan with 26 seconds left to send it into

overtime, 50-50.

Chase Hallam had 13 points for Denver.

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