Deng, Roberson lead Louisiana-Monroe past Georgia St., 91-78
MONROE, La. (AP) — Majok Deng scored 22 points and Justin Roberson added 19 as hot-shooting Louisiana-Monroe ended the regular season on a nine-game winning streak, defeating Georgia State 91-78 on Saturday.
Louisiana-Monroe enters next week’s Sun Belt Conference Tournament as the second seed and has a double bye into the semifinals. Sixth-seeded Georgia State meets the seventh seed on Thursday.
Deng and Roberson were among four players to reach double figures — DeMondre Harvey scored 17 and Jamaal Samuel 12 — as the Warhawks made 60 percent of their field goals, 31 of 52, including 8 of 21 3-pointers. Nick Coppola had 11 assists to go with six points and is 10 shy of setting the school’s all-time assist mark.
Louisiana-Monroe (19-12, 15-5) ended the first half on a 21-4 run come from behind.
Markus Crider scored 18 points to lead Georgia State (16-13, 9-11), Jeremy Hollowell added 16.