News – USA – Seniors Russell and Gueye win UL comeback against UTA in home final


In his senior night game, UL striker Dou Gueye contributed 18 points and seven rebounds in the Cajuns’ 76-74 win over UTA on Monday at the Cajundome

In his senior night game, UL striker Dou Gueye controlled 18 points and seven rebounds in the Cajuns’ 76-74 win over UTA on Monday at the Cajundome at

On senior night, it was fittingly UL’s two seniors, Cedric Russell and Dou Gueye, who made a late comeback to earn the ragin Cajuns scored a hard-fought 76-74 win over the UT-Arlington Mavericks at the Cajundome on Monday

After Theo Akwuba’s setback ended the game at 74 by 54 seconds, Mylik Wilson’s blocked shot forced a shot clock to give UL a chance to win

Russell knocked down two free throws with 9 2 seconds to play after a foul was drawn on a trip to the basket

After a break, Shahada Wellsâ ???? The ride to the basket was missed to end it

The win was Bob Marlin’s 118 Victory in the career league, putting him ahead of Kermit Davis as the most successful coach in Sun Belt basketball history

The Cajuns improved to 15-7 overall and 9-6 in the Sun Belt game, while UTA fell to 12-11 and 8-7

UL is scheduled to play at 6:30 p.m. Friday and 4:00 p.m. Saturday in Little Rock, while the Mavericks are slated to host runner-up Arkansas over the weekend to end the regular season

Russell ended the game with 26 points in 5 of 7 shooting from 3 point land, while Gueye added 18 points and seven rebounds as UL only scored two double-digit goalscorers that night

Russell achieved with 1362 points the 26th Place in the overall standings and his five 3s sailed him past Sydney Griders 253 to second place in the all-time 3-pointer list, just behind Brad Boyds 271

The Mavericks dominated the first 10 minutes of the second half, building up some 11-point lead over the sloppy Cajuns

Ironically, it was Kentrell Garnett, a walk-in novice, who set off a Cajuns ???? run to get back inside first he hit two free throws and then nailed a 3-pointer at 10:56

Then, as Russell was following his own five-point run with a nifty driveway and a 3-pointer, the Cajuns had abandoned a 10-2 run to reduce UTA’s lead to 60:57 with 9: 32 still to play

But the Cajuns missed two free throws and a short jumper in the next two minutes to stay four points behind until the media timeout of 7:41

Perhaps spurred on by his senior night at the Cajundome, Gueye just kept playing extra hard, grabbing an offensive rebound and scoring a hit to hit UL at 65-63 at 5:56

After taking a brief 68-67 lead on a Russell 3-pointer at 4:14 PM, the Mavericks responded with a 7-1 run to again hit a five-point pillow at 2:31 to build

UL led for 12:17 and the Mavericks for 5:03 The biggest difference was that the Mavs got hot late in the first half with four 3-pointers over the final 6:07 to make the 37-34 lead to take over

Two of them were from Patrick Mwamba and one each from Sam Griffin and Shahada Wells, who first met in Arlington on Jan. January 31 points had 15

But while UTA made six behind the line in 15 tries, did the Cajuns only make two in eight? both from Russell to give him a team high 10 in the first half

The Cajuns initially tried to lead the offensive through the center of Akwuba, but he only played 4:43 in the first half to keep him from nasty trouble with two pipes in the first seven minutes

In his place, newcomer Isaiah Richards came through with eight points and seven rebounds in 15 minutes in 3-of-3 shooting from the field

The only other early weapon was Gueye The Senior knocked down a couple of jumpers from the free throw line to end the first 20 minutes with eight points in 4-of-9 with three boards in 18 minutes

Rebounding was seven at 20-20 in the first half, but UTA benefited from some long caramboles and beat UL with 11-7 points

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