BOONE, N.C. (AP) Theo Akwuba tallied 13 points and 11 rebounds to lead Louisiana-Lafayette to a 71-55 win over Appalachian State on Thursday night in a Sun Belt Conference opener for both teams.

Jordan Brown had 16 points and eight rebounds for Louisiana-Lafayette (6-5). Ty Harper added 12 points and Trajan Wesley had seven assists.

Louisiana-Lafayette dominated the first half and led 43-19 at halftime.

Adrian Delph had 17 points and seven rebounds for the Mountaineers (6-8, 0-1). CJ Huntley added 13 points and Michael Almonacy had six assists.


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