PJ Hardwick scored a career-high 17 points, 11 of which came in the first half, on 41 percent (7-17) shooting from the field. Nouhoum Bocoum and Cameron Golden each added eight points for the Red Wolves.
ULL forward Shawn Long was 10-11 (91 percent) from the field, including a perfect 5-of-5 from three to lead all scorers with 27 points. Hayward Register added 19 points for the Ragin Cajuns in 14 points off the bench.
A-State shot 40 percent (12-30) from the field in the first half, but Louisiana-Lafayette shot 52 percent (16-31) and added 15 points from the free throw line to hold a 51-28 lead at the half.
After Charles Waters opened the scoring for A-State, ULL went on a 13-2 run to lead the Red Wolves 13-4. A-State traded buckets with the Ragin' Cajuns, but ULL used a 10-0 run to take an 18-point lead by a score of 33-15.
The Ragin' Cajuns knocked down 10-of-11 (91 percent) of their three-point attempts in the second half to outscore A-State 45-31 for the period. Bocoum scored all eight of his points in the second half, including sinking his first career three-pointer. Bocoum was 3-for-3 at the charity stripe and pulled down four rebounds.
A-State finished the night shooting 38 percent (22-58) from the field, but just 21 percent (3-14) from beyond the arc. The Red Wolves earned 19 trips to the free throw line, but only hit 12 free throws to shoot 63 percent.
The Red Wolves were out-rebounded 41-29 in the game with the Ragin' Cajuns controlling the defensive glass 29-18. A-State was outscored in the paint 34-24 and ULL's bench held a 50-21 advantage over the Red Wolves.
A-State next travels to Troy for a 4:15 p.m. matchup on Saturday.