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Louisiana-Lafayette 90, Oakland 79
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Elridge Moore made all six of his shots and tallied five steals in Louisiana-Lafayette's 90-79 win over Oakland on Sunday.
Oakland (1-1) led 42-37 at the half, but Louisiana-Lafayette opened the second half on a 14-7 run to help the Ragin' Cajuns take a 51-47 lead with 15:50 left to play.
Moore had six points during the run.
Oakland rallied, cutting the deficit to 54-52, but Moore converted two free throws to spark a 9-3 run for Louisiana-Lafayette and put the game away for good.
Louisiana-Lafayette (1-0) outshot Oakland 57.6 percent (34 of 59) to 45.6 percent (26 of 57) and dished out 17 assists as a team. The Ragin' Cajuns played stifling defense, recording 12 steals and forcing 20 turnovers.
Duke Mondy led Oakland with 30 points.
Saint Mary 96, Omaha 86
OMAHA (omavs.com) - The Omaha men's basketball team closed its first homestand Sunday evening, falling 96-86 to Saint Mary at Ralston Arena. The Mavericks are now 1-1 (0-0 Summit League) on the season.
Junior center John Karhoff paced Omaha with 18 points on 9-for-14 shooting from the field, four rebounds, three assists and two blocks. Junior guard Alex Phillips also finished in double figures with 16 points, two 3-pointers, three boards, three assists and a steal. Senior forward Koang Doluony totaled 11 points, five rebounds and a pair of steals.
Senior forward Alex Welhouse led the way on the boards, pulling down eight rebounds with eight points and two steals. Junior guard Justin Simmons grabbed seven rebounds, five points, a game-leading six assists and two blocks, while freshman Marcus Tyus had eight points, two steals and two helpers off the bench.