ULL books ticket to the Big Dance with Sun Belt tourney win

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Posted: Mar 16, 2014 11:01 PM by Chris Price
Updated: Mar 16, 2014 11:01 PM
Source: WBRZ Sports 2

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Topics: ULL, Louisiana-Lafayette, Ragin' Cajuns, Sun Belt Tournament, Lakefront Arena, New Orleans, NCAA tournament, Big Dance

NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana-Lafayette proved to be giant slayers in the Sun Belt tournament, toppling top-seeded Georgia State in the final in overtime and booking the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA tournament.

The Ragin' Cajuns hit a layup with 1.4 seconds left in regulation to tie the game at 72, and then Elfrid Payton had a steal and a layup that put the Cajuns up 80-77 late, helping secure the 82-81 win.

ULL now moves on to the NCAA tournament, where they'll be the #14 seed in the West Region, starting off against #3 Creighton at 2:10 pm on Friday in San Antonio.

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