LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- — Theo Akwuba posted 13 points and seven rebounds as Louisiana-Lafayette narrowly beat Arkansas-Little Rock 66-61 on Friday night.
Cedric Russell, the Ragin’ Cajuns’ leading scorer heading into the matchup at 18 points per game, was held to nine points (3 of 13).
Louisiana-Lafayette scored 20 points in the first half, a season low for the team.
Ben Coupet Jr. had 18 points for the Trojans (10-14, 6-11), whose losing streak stretched to seven games. Nikola Maric added 14 points. Marko Lukic had 11 points. Ruot Monyyong tied a career high with 19 rebounds plus 10 points.
The Ragin’ Cajuns improve to 2-1 against the Trojans this season. In the most recent matchup, Arkansas-Little Rock defeated Louisiana-Lafayette 78-76 on Jan. 9.
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