LA Lafayette vs. Western Kentucky: Recap and Stats

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LA Lafayette vs. Western Kentucky: Recap and Stats
LA Lafayette 49
(7-13, 1-10 away)
Western Kentucky 72
(11-8, 8-2 home)
Venue: E.A. Diddle Arena
8:00PM ET / 5:00PM PT, January 17, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
LA Lafayette 21 28 49
Western Kentucky 32 40 72
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
LA Lafayette S Long 15 S Long 10 E Payton 5
Western Kentucky T Price 14 B Harris 6 J Crook 4

Western Kentucky smoked Louisiana 72-49 in conference action in a game where the Ragin Cajuns mustered only 29% from the floor. Brandon Harris played brilliantly for the Hilltoppers and put up a game-high 16 points and nine rebounds. T.J. Price also had a good game, scoring 13 points and adding five rebounds. Shawn Long recorded a double-double for the Ragin Cajuns on 11 points and 14 rebounds. Western Kentucky (11-8, 5-3 Sun Belt) hosts Arkansas-Little Rock (11-9, 5-4 Sun Belt) on Saturday, January 19th.

Western Kentucky Game Notes

  • This game was statistically over in the 2nd half with 3:26 left to go.
  • The last time WKU started the season 11-8 was 2009.
  • WKU beat the spread by 15.0 points. That makes the 10th time this season the Hilltoppers have beaten the spread.
  • This was the 4th blowout win this season (a win by 20 or more points). Over the past 5 seasons, WKU has been on the winning end of 24 blowout games.
  • The Hilltoppers have won 100% of the time this season (7-0) after recording 72 or more total points.
  • WKU has won 100% of the time this season (5-0) when opponents record 9 or fewer free throws made.
  • WKU has won 86% of the time this season (6-1) after holding an opponent to under 30.0% three-point percentage.
  • This season Western Kentucky has won 80% of the time (8-2) when T.J. Price has 13 points or more.
  • This is the 9th game at home this season--WKU has a 13.2 average scoring margin against opponents at home.
  • The top two scorers (Brandon Harris and Teeng Akol) accounted for 40.2% of the points.
  • The top two rebounders (Teeng Akol and Percy Blade) accounted for 40.8% of the rebounds.
  • Brandon Harris has led the team in scoring in 4 out of 19 games this season.
  • T.J. Price has 3 straight double-digit point games.
  • Teeng Akol recorded the 1st double-digit rebound game of his career.
  • Teeng Akol recorded a double-double. It was the 1st of his career.
  • Teeng Akol had a career high with 10 rebounds.
  • Percy Blade recorded the 1st double-digit rebound game of his career.

Louisiana Game Notes

  • Louisiana lost and did not cover the spread.
  • This was the 3rd blowout loss this season (a loss by 20 or more points). Over the past 5 seasons, ULL has been on the losing end of 10 blowout games.
  • The top two scorers (Elfrid Payton and Shawn Long) accounted for 51.0% of the points.
  • Shawn Long accounted for 45.1% of the team's rebounds.
  • Elfrid Payton has led the team in scoring 7 times in 20 games this season.
  • Shawn Long has led the team in rebounding 16 times in 20 games this season.
  • Shawn Long recorded the 11th double-digit rebound game of his career.
  • Shawn Long has 3 straight double-digit point games.
  • Shawn Long recorded a double-double. It was the 11th of his career.
  • Elfrid Payton has 7 straight double-digit point games.
ULL PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AShawn Long3511140030
B+Elfrid Payton351433212
C+Kasey Shepherd28951102
CA. Thompson22821002
CElridge Moore23313001
DS. Wronkoski27220102
DJosh Soto18030102
-Aaron Leblanc5000001
-Cornell Barnett4200000
-Braylon Lazare3000000
WKU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Brandon Harris341695002
AT.J. Price371353100
ATeeng Akol2413100044
APercy Blade215101102
B+George Fant291062302
B-Aleksejs Rostov27751001
C+O`Karo Akamune17610101
-Marcus Vasquez8010000

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