ODU 62, LA Tec 58 in C-USA Quarterfinals
LA Tech will take on Old Dominion
LA Tech survives and advances to face ODU
by Teddy Allen
Jacobi Boykins selected Third Team All-Conference USA, Duruji chosen to All-Freshman Team
Bulldogs edged by Monarchs, 62-58, in C-USA Tournament Quarterfinals
Louisiana Tech vs. Middle Tennessee Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018 Thomas Assembly Center Ruston, La.
Freshman forward Anthony Duruji scored a game-high 21 points in the 73-60 win over the Blazers
Bulldogs hit 14 three-pointers in wire-to-wire win over 49ers
Photos from Tech's 78-76 defeat to the Roadrunners.
C-USA Freshman of the Year
C-USA All-Freshman Team
Louisiana Freshman of the Year
2017-18: Started the first 15 games, but saw limited action the rest of the season due to a back injury (missed eight games) ... Prior to missing his first game versus UTEP (1/6), was averaging a team-best 15.3 points per game ... Ended the season with 311 total points and an average of 12.4 points per contest ... Shot 40.6 percent from beyond the arc, second best on the team ... Recorded 17 double-digit scoring games and four 20+ scoring performances ... Poured in 21 points in the near upset of No. 24 Alabama (11/29) ... Also registered a game-high 24 points at Texas (12/16) ... Named New Orleans Shootout Tournament MVP after recording 16 points and a career-high five steals versus Alabama State (12/21) and a career-high 25 points on 9-of-15 shooting against Fort Wayne (12/22) in the championship ... Racked up 103 assists for a team-best average of 4.1 per game ... Had a season-high nine assists against UTSA (1/4).
2016-17: Saw action in all 33 games, starting at point guard in 27 of them ... Became just the fourth Bulldog in program history to be named Conference Freshman of the Year ... Averaged 9.1 points per game, scoring in double figures 13 times ... Came off the bench in Bulldog debut at South Carolina (11/11), recording 12 points ... Set a season high with 21 points in win at Old Dominion (1/14) ... Set the LA Tech and C-USA freshman record for most assists in a single season with 193 ... Was also the seventh most in a single season in program history ... Averaged a team-best 5.8 assists per game, ranking second in the league and 18th in the country ... Had at least five assists in 24 games ... Posted first ever double-double with 14 points and career-best 12 assists against Florida Atlantic (2/16) ... Recorded a +3.51 assist/turnover ratio, best in Bulldog history ... Was also the fifth best A/TO ratio in the NCAA and the best of any freshman.
High School: As a senior, led St. Frances Academy to a 30-9 overall record and the MIAA A Conference title ... Reached semifinals of Baltimore Catholic league Tournament ... Averaged 17 points, five rebounds and five assists per game while being named BCL Co-Player of the Year and All-MIAA A Conference ... Surpassed 1,000 career points ... Represented Team Baltimore in the Crab Ball Classic All-Star game ... As a junior, averaged 15 points per game while shooting a 37 percent clip from beyond the arc ... Also averaged seven assists, four rebounds and two steals per game for the Panthers and was named first team All-BCL, first team All-MIAA and second team All-Metro ... Played AAU ball for Baltimore Nike Elite.
Personal: Full name is DaQuan Bracey ... Nickname is "DayDay" ... Son of Patrice Bracey and Darrell Williams ... Has four siblings ... Born May 13, 1997 in Bronx, New York.
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