Louisiana Tech vs Louisiana-Monroe

Louisiana Tech 73, Louisiana-Monroe 71

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MONROE, La. (AP) - Raheem Appleby scored 19 points and Louisiana Tech held off Louisiana-Monroe 73-71 Saturday night to snap a three-game skid.

The Bulldogs (3-4), coming off a 72-69 overtime loss to Southeastern Louisiana, opened up a 25-15 lead, but the Warhawks (1-7) closed to 32-29 at halftime.

Louisiana-Monroe, which shot 62 percent from the field in beating Nicholls State 86-65 in its previous game, shot 54.5 percent (12 of 22) in the second half. The Warhawks pulled ahead at 45-44 on a Marcelis Hansberry jumper with 11:00 to play.

The Bulldogs regained the lead but couldn't pull away until Cordarious Johnson's 3-pointer sparked a 9-0 run and a 65-57 advantage.

Louisiana-Monroe got to 72-71 on two Charles Winborne free throws with 4 seconds left. After Romario Souza hit 1 of 2 free throws for the final margin, Hansberry missed a 3-pointer with 1 second remaining.

Fred Brown scored 17 to lead Louisiana-Monroe.

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Louisiana Tech Bulldogs
J. Lewis, C264-52-241310
K. McNeaill, G321-82-44425
T. Gaskins, G302-82-24426
C. Johnson, G235-100-033514
K. Smith, G60-00-01130
R. Appleby307-154-610219
B. Gibson212-82-23038
R. Souza154-51-24029
M. Kyser91-10-01012
L. Smith80-10-02100
Totals 26-6113-1830142373
 42.6%72.2% 
Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks
T. Lindsey, F212-30-00014
F. Ribeiro, C161-20-08012
C. Winborne, G335-134-635015
T. Mackey, G273-62-21439
M. Hansberry, G192-92-23226
F. Brown264-105-652517
C. Bibi Ndongo223-64-550310
S. McClellan213-50-07056
H. Mingo130-32-26212
R. McCray20-00-00000
Totals 23-5719-2340152171
 40.4%82.6% 
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