RUSTON, La. (AP) JaColby Pemberton had 19 points and Louisiana Tech won its season opener with a 76-71 victory over Texas-Arlington 76-71 on Friday night.

Andrew Gordon had 14 points for Louisiana Tech (1-0). Kalob Ledoux added 13 points. Amorie Archibald had 12 points.

David Azore had 18 points for the Mavericks (0-2). Shahada Wells added 18 points. Sam Griffin had 14 points.

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