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Louisiana downs UALR 66-64 despite light malfunction at end

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Lights go down in controversial ending between Little Rock and Louisiana (1:18)

The house lights go down and red lights turn on for a few seconds before the ending of Little Rock's game at Louisiana. After the Trojans' last-second 3-pointer is no good, coach Darrell Walker is livid at the officials. (1:18)

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 Friday night.

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 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.

Monyyong entered the game with just one 3 attempt all season. He finished with 17 points and 12 rebounds.

Cedric Russell's two free throws with 69 seconds left gave Louisiana (8-2, 2-1 Sun Belt Conference) the lead for good.

With the win, Louisiana head coach Bobby Marlin notched his 111th win in conference moving him into a third-place tie with former UAB coach Gene Bartow.

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