STATESBORO, Ga. -- Jakeenan Gant scored 22 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as Louisiana-Lafayette edged Georgia Southern 87-85 on Saturday night.
Louisiana-Lafayette trailed by six early in the first half but Hardy hit a 3-pointer and Gant dunked to spark a 14-3 run that helped put the Ragin' Cajuns on top 32-27 with 3:40 left. They led 44-35 at the break.
Davis sank a 3-pointer early in the second half to push it to 60-47 but the Eagles (10-7, 2-2) rallied to take an 80-78 lead with 1:33 to go on a Tookie Brown layup. Stroman and Gant drained four free throws and Stroman hit a layup for an 84-80 Louisiana-Lafayette lead with 28 seconds remaining.
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