Louisiana Wins 10th Consecutive with Win over Denver
LAFAYETTE, La. - In front of a season-high 8,066 fans on Senior Night, La'Ryan Gary scored a career-high 22 points as the Ragin' Cajuns captured a 58-52 overtime win against Denver at the Cajundome on Thursday night.

The win was the 10th straight for the Cajuns (13-14, 10-5 Sun Belt) and is currently tied for the second longest streak in the nation. The win also keeps UL atop the West Division, tied with Arkansas State. Denver (13-15, 9-6 SBC), who entered the game tied for first with UL and ASU, now sits in third place.

Florida Atlantic Clinches SBC Regular Season Title with 77-60 Win over Troy
BOCA RATON, FL - Brett Royster had a double-double in his last home game as the Florida Atlantic men's basketball team defeated Troy 77-60 on Thursday.

The Owls (20-9, 12-3 Sun Belt) controlled the game from the outset, as Raymond Taylor and Shavar Richardson both hit deep threes early in the game. Royster and fellow senior Justin Davis both got into the scoring column early. Pablo Bertone put had a beautiful finish off a feed from Taylor to put FAU up 13, 26-13. Troy (8-19, 6-9 SBC) made a small comeback, cutting the lead to nine at halftime.

South Alabama Drops UALR, 92-79
MOBILE, Ala. – The University of South Alabama men’s basketball team placed a season-high seven players in double-figures and survived a late Arkansas at Little Rock charge to win 92-79 Thursday night at the Mitchell Center.

The Jaguars win for the second game in a row and improve to 12-14 overall and 6-9 in the Sun Belt Conference. The Trojans drop to 15-14 and 7-7.

Seniors Go Out in Style as WKU Takes Down FIU, 80-73
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — Seniors Sergio Kerusch and Steffphon Pettigrew, playing in their final home games at E.A. Diddle Arena in their careers, each had double-doubles of 20-plus points and 10-plus rebounds as WKU defeated FIU, 80-73, Thursday night. The win is WKU's ninth in its last 12 games and eighth in its last 11 conference games and improves its record to 14-14 overall and 8-7 in Sun Belt Conference play. FIU drops to 9-18 on the season and 4-11 in the league.

Thursday's victory means that WKU and Middle Tennessee will battle for the second seed in the East Division in the upcoming Sun Belt Conference Tournament in the regular-season finale on Saturday night, which carries with it a first-round bye. The winner of that game will earn the second seed.

Red Wolves Knock Off North Texas 63-47
JONESBORO (2/24/11) – The Arkansas State men’s basketball team knocked off North Texas 63-47 Thursday night at the Convocation Center, setting the Red Wolves up with a chance to claim at least a share of the Sun Belt Conference West Division title on their home court Saturday when they face UALR in their regular-season finale.

ASU, looking for its first West Division title since 2007, moved into a two-way tie with Louisiana atop the division standings. ASU also improved to 12-0 at the Convocation Center, and with a victory Saturday against the Trojans can finish with an unblemished home record for the first time in 20 years.

CURRENT STANDINGS

West

Standings Conference Pct. PF PA   Overall Pct. PF PA   Home Away Neutral Last 10 Streak
Arkansas State 10-5 .667 66.5 63.5   16-14 .533 68.8 64.8   12-0 4-10 0-4 6-4 W 2
Louisiana 10-5 .667 72.3 72.3   13-14 .481 71.0 71.9   10-4 3-10 0-0 10-0 W 10
Denver 9-6 .600 62.8 56.9   13-15 .464 61.1 60.8   11-4 2-9 0-2 4-6 L 2
UALR 7-7 .500 70.3 70.0   15-14 .517 68.2 67.7   10-4 3-9 2-1 5-5 L 1
North Texas 6-8 .429 75.1 75.6   17-10 .630 76.9 73.7   13-2 4-8 0-0 3-7 L 2
ULM 2-13 .133 61.5 71.4   7-22 .241 60.8 68.9   4-8 2-13 1-1 1-9 W 1

East

Standings Conference Pct. PF PA   Overall Pct. PF PA   Home Away Neutral Last 10 Streak
Florida Atlantic 12-3 .800 68.5 64.5   20-9 .690 68.7 65.9   10-3 8-6 2-0 7-3 W 2
Middle Tennessee 9-6 .600 68.2 64.8   14-15 .483 70.1 68.2   9-4 4-10 1-1 6-4 L 3
Western Kentucky 8-7 .533 72.1 70.1   14-14 .500 71.2 71.4   7-6 6-6 1-2 7-3 W 1
South Alabama 6-9 .400 69.2 72.5   12-14 .462 70.7 72.5   8-5 4-9 0-0 5-5 W 2
Troy 6-9 .400 72.1 73.3   8-19 .296 71.5 76.9   5-6 2-12 1-1 4-6 L 2
FIU 4-11 .267 73.6 77.3   9-18 .333 73.2 76.4   7-7 2-11 0-0 1-9 L 5

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