Louisiana Tech cut the deficit to within three midway through the second half, but a five minute scoring drought proved too much as they fell to UL-Lafayette, 89-80, on Wednesday night in front of 4,085 fans inside the Thomas Assembly Center.
After a four-year hiatus, Louisiana Tech and UL-Lafayette will renew the oldest rivalry in program history on Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. inside the Thomas Assembly Center.
Alex Hamilton came up big on offense with a game-high 24 points and on defense with three steals to lead Louisiana Tech to its sixth straight win, a 72-61 victory over Jackson State on Sunday night inside the Lee E. Williams AAC.
The road has been good to Louisiana Tech recently with four straight wins and a Gulf Coast Showcase championship. The Bulldogs look to continue this road success on Sunday afternoon at 5 p.m. when they take on Jackson State in the Lee E. Williams AAC in Jackson, Miss.
It was a back and forth battle as both Louisiana Tech and St. Bonaventure wanted the title of being the inaugural Gulf Coast Showcase champions, but the Bulldogs used stifling defense and clutch free throw shooting down the stretch to take it, 76-72, on Wednesday night inside the Germain Arena.
After scoring a rare zero points in the opening round, Raheem Appleby scored a game-high 26 points as Louisiana Tech cruised to a 103-78 victory over UIC in the semifinals of the Gulf Coast Showcase on Tuesday night inside the Germain Arena.
Not only was the weather hot in southwest Florida, the three-point shooting was as well for Louisiana Tech as the Bulldogs drained 14 three's en route to a 99-62 opening round win versus UNCG in the Gulf Coast Showcase on Monday evening inside the Germain Arena.
Louisiana Tech hopes to repeat last year's midseason tournament performance of three wins in three days as they participate in the inaugural Gulf Coast Showcase, an eight-team bracket event, in Estero, Fla. The Bulldogs have an opening round matchup versus UNCG at 11 a.m. CT on Monday inside the Germain Arena.