Techsters notch key road win; Razorbacks edge LSU

TECHSTER GLEE: Louisiana Tech notched its best road win of the season at Old Dominion Wednesday night.

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NORFOLK, Va. – Anna Larr Roberson had another spectacular game with 31 points, but Louisiana Tech’s Lady Techsters notched an impressive 65-62 win at Old Dominion Wednesday night with two role players delivering in the closing seconds.

Freshman Robyn Lee hit a go-ahead, driving, baseline jumper with 10 seconds to go, then Amaya Brannon stole the ball from ODU and Roberson — who scored 44 last week against Rice — drained two free throws in the final seconds for the visitors (18-10, 10-7 C-USA).

The Techsters his 10 of 11 in the first quarter while opening a 22-11 advantage over ODU (22-7, 12-5), in a game that had 12 lead changes and seven ties. The outcome kept Tech atop the C-USA West Division race with one game left, Saturday at home against UAB.

TRINITY VALLEY 95, BOSSIER PARISH 45: The Cardinals put five players in double figures and ended the Lady Cavs season in the Region XIV Tournament held in Jacksonville, Texas Wednesday. BPCC shot less than 30 percent from the field and was led in scoring by Sha’Nia Davis with 12 points. Mi’Kaila Lewis, the conference leading scorer during the regular season averaging 19.0 per game, was held to 10. The Cavs finished 15-14, the first winning record since 2015-16.

UALR 61, ULM 56: At the Sun Belt Conference Tournament in Pensacola, the Warhawks threatened a big surprise by erasing a 16-point halftime deficit against UALR (16-9, 8-4 SBC). Freshman-laden ULM (4-25, 0-14) tied it at 49 with 2:49 remaining, but couldn’t get on top. Second-year frosh Kyren Whittington, a third-team All-SBC pick, scored 26 for the losers.

MEN’S BASKETBALL

ARKANSAS 77, LSU 76: The 14th-ranked Razorbacks have pulled a couple big upsets recently but dodged one Wednesday night at home. Arkansas guard J.D. Noate hit two free throws with 8.6 seconds to go and LSU’s Xavier Pinson missed at the final horn. Stanley Umude led Arkansas (24-6, 13-4 Southeastern Conference) with 23 points. LSU (20-10, 8-9) had the lead on the possession prior to Notae’s free throws, but missed a pair of shots to expand it. Tari Eason led LSU with 24 points but fouled out with 1:52 left.

LOUISIANA TECH 67, OLD DOMINION 54: At Ruston, the Bulldogs roared to life after halftime following miserable 3-for-20 shooting opening the game. Tech (21-8, 12-5 C-USA) exploded on a 28-10 run out of the locker room. Cobi Williams notched 19 points and Amori Archibald had 18 for the winners. The Monarchs (12-18, 7-10) shot only 39 percent while wasting an early 11-point advantage.

Photo by KYLE KAVANAUGH, Louisiana Tech