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Louisiana-Lafayette defeats Louisiana-Monroe 72-67

Jan 31, 2010 - 1:39 AM MONROE, La.(AP) -- Tyren Johnson scored 19 points for his 10th straight game in double figures and Louisiana-Lafayette rallied to beat Louisiana-Monroe 72-67 on Saturday.

Trailing 39-37 with 13:32 left, the Ragin' Cajuns (9-12, 6-4 Sun Belt Conference) twice went inside to Javan Mitchell, who was fouled both times and made four free throws to push Louisiana-Lafayette ahead 41-39 with 12:11 to go.

Mitchell banked in a shot to spark a 7-0 run that gave the Ragin' Cajuns a 52-43 lead with 5:45 left. The Warhawks (9-14, 4-8) pulled within 54-49 with 4:25 left, but they could get no closer until the final minute.

The Ragin' Cajuns held Louisiana-Monroe to only five field goals in the first 18 minutes of the second half.

Raymone Andrews scored 17 points and made 11 of 14 free throws for Louisiana-Lafayette.

Dynile Forbes led the Warhawks with 23 points on 7-for-14 shooting.