LAFAYETTE, La. -- Mylik Wilson made the go-ahead jumper with two seconds remaining as Louisiana-Lafayette overcame a 13-point second-half deficit to defeat Georgia State 80-78 on Thursday night.
The Ragin' Cajuns trailed 62-49 with 9 minutes, 39 seconds remaining in the game, still trailed 72-63 with 3:44 to go and finally took the lead, 78-76, on a 3-pointer by Cedric Russell with 25 seconds left.
Kane Williams made two free throws and Georgia State tied the game at 78 with 15 seconds to go, then Wilson buried his clutch shot before time ran out on the comeback.
Jalen Johnson had 17 points and 10 rebounds, Russell also scored 17 and Wilson finished with 16 points for the Ragin' Cajuns (10-14, 5-8 Sun Belt Conference).
The Ragin' Cajuns made up for a 38-point setback the last time the teams met this season. Georgia State defeated Louisiana-Lafayette 90-52 on Jan. 9 in Atlanta.
Louisiana-Lafayette faces Georgia Southern at home on Saturday. Georgia State plays at Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday.
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