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Louisiana Tech gets 1st C-USA win, holds off UTEP 97-88

RUSTON, La. (AP) Derric Jean and Jy'lan Washington combined to score 39 points and led six players into double-figure scoring as Louisiana Tech finally broke into the Conference USA win column by holding off UTEP 97-88 on Saturday night.

The Bulldogs had lost three of four games on their home floor coming into the game.

Louisiana Tech (10-7, 1-3) was down, 38-33 with under two minutes to play in the first half, but closed on a 9-0 run to take a 42-38 lead at intermission. Jacobi Boykins hit a 3-pointer with 15:10 left in the game to push the lead to 13, 61-48.

UTEP rallied to get within five with 1:21 left, 90-85, but no closer.

Jean hit 7 of 11 shots from the floor, knocking down both 3-point attempts, to finish with 20 points. Washington was 3 of 4 from distance and finished with 19.

Isiah Osborne scored 25 points and Omega Harris added another 21 for UTEP (6-10, 1-3).

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
12T
away team logo Texas-El Paso 6-10 385088
home team logo Louisiana Tech 10-7 425597
Team Stats
away team logo Texas-El Paso 6-10 66.6 PPG 37.8 RPG 11.5 APG
home team logo Louisiana Tech 10-7 74.3 PPG 39.3 RPG 13.9 APG
Key Players
3
E. Gilyard 17.2 PPG 3.7 RPG 1.6 APG 43.6 FG%
4
D. Bracey 13.4 PPG 2.6 RPG 4.1 APG 42.9 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
Starters
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Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB