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Louisiana downs Little Rock 66-64 despite light malfunction at end

Down by two with 5.2 seconds left and the Trojans preparing for a shot, the main lights in Louisiana’s Cajundome went out to leave only dimmed red lights.
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LAFAYETTE, La. — Theo Akwuba scored 12 points with 13 rebounds and Louisiana survived a near blackout and a missed 3-pointer at the horn to beat Arkansas-Little Rock 66-64. 

Down by two with 5.2 seconds left and the Trojans preparing for a shot, the main lights in Louisiana’s Cajundome went out to leave only dimmed red lights to illuminate the floor. 

The Sun Belt Conference released the following statement at 10:30 Friday night.

The reduced lighting; however, lasted just two seconds and the officials never stopped play. Full lighting returned, at which point 6-foot-10 forward Ruot Monyyong ended up with the ball, and launched a desperation 3-pointer as time expired.

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1/8/2021 10:04:38 PM (GMT -6:00)