McNeese State vs Louisiana Tech

Louisiana Tech 60, McNeese St. 58


RUSTON, La. (AP) - Cordarius Johnson scored 19 points and Louisiana Tech held off a late rally to defeat McNeese State 60-58 on Wednesday night.

The score was tied nine times and neither team led by more than five points in the first half.

Louisiana Tech grabbed its biggest lead at 56-43 with 7:29 remaining in the game before the Cowboys made a final push. The Bulldogs led 60-51 after a basket by Johnson with 4:56 to play but McNeese State scored the final seven points to pull to within two.

The Bulldogs (5-5) dominated the game close to the basket, outscoring the Cowboys 30-16 in the paint.

Patrick Richard had 19 points and 12 rebounds, and Adrian Fields added 11 points for the Cowboys (4-5), who have lost three of their past four and have been held to fewer than 60 points in each of those losses.

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McNeese State Cowboys
P. Richard, F386-147-8115119
D. Richard, F110-20-00120
R. Turner, C211-41-43023
D. Cannon, G383-132-44029
J. Mitchell, G302-60-00015
A. Fields253-75-530012
C. McFerrin181-42-24024
D. Guidry152-40-05044
K. Hardy41-10-00012
Totals 19-5517-233761558
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs
J. Lewis, F250-50-24020
R. Souza, F154-40-10038
R. Appleby, G303-90-11307
C. Johnson, G306-134-560119
K. McNeaill, G243-62-23938
T. Gaskins292-50-07225
L. Smith152-60-01014
K. Smith142-20-04424
M. Kyser71-40-02002
A. Carr60-00-00010
B. Gibson51-21-11033
Totals 24-567-1237181860
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Abil Chr.8-1013-18321
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New Orleans6-1210-20343
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