RUSTON, La. (AP) Kenneth Lofton Jr. had 19 points and 13 rebounds as Louisiana Tech defeated Rice 80-63 on Thursday night. Cobe Williams added 17 points for the Bulldogs, while Amorie Archibald chipped in 15.

Keaston Willis had 10 points for Louisiana Tech (16-4, 7-1 Conference USA).

Quincy Olivari had 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Owls (11-8, 4-4). Mylyjael Poteat added 15 points. Max Fiedler had 10 rebounds.

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