LA Tech falls to 23-10 on the season
LA Tech will face winner of Old Dominion/Marshall at 2 p.m. on Friday
Tipoff is set for 5:30 p.m. CT against either UAB or Charlotte
Bracey and Harris named to All-Freshman Team; Boykins named to All-Defensive Team
Scored a game-high 20 points in the win over Southern Miss
Bulldogs fall to hot-shooting Herd in C-USA Tournament Semifinals
Bulldogs lead wire-to-wire in the win over the Blazers in the C-USA Tournament Quarterfinals
Bulldogs take on Marshall at the Thomas Assembly Center
Louisiana Tech vs. North Texas Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017 Thomas Assembly Center Ruston, La.
Louisiana Tech fell to UTSA, 69-68, Saturday night at the Thomas Assembly Center in Ruston
C-USA All-Freshman Team
2016-17: Saw action in 27 games with two starts ... Missed six games due to injury or illness ... Ranked third on the team in scoring with an average of 10.9 points per game ... Scoring average was the second highest of all freshmen in C-USA ... Posted 14 double-digit scoring performances ... Showed versatility in Bulldog debut at South Carolina (11/11), registering six points, three boards, three steals, two assists and one blocks ... First career start came against Oklahoma Baptist (11/23), recording a career-high 24 points on 10-of-15 shooting ... Was one of three 20+ scoring performances ... Played a career-high 38 minutes in second start came at Middle Tennessee (1/28) ... Had a tip-dunk versus Florida Atlantic (2/16) that was the No. 6 play on ESPN's Sportscenter Top 10 Plays of the Day ... Scored 20 points in regular season finale versus Southern Miss (3/3), hitting a career-high six three-pointers ... Had a team-best 88.3 free throw shooting percentage, missing only seven all season ... Sixth-best FT percentage in program history and best in 18 years ... Made 20 straight free throws in non-conference action.
High School: Despite missing over half the season due to injury, led Duncanville HS to a 17-16 overall record ... Named District 8-6A Offensive Player of the Year for a second straight season ... Selected to Metroplex 24 HS All-Star game ... Averaged 23 points per game while shooting 55 percent from the field and 45 percent from three-point range ... Scored career-high 44 points in an overtime loss to Cedar Hill ... Also averaged seven rebounds, four assists and two steals per game ... Honorable mention selection to the 2014-15 Dallas Morning News All-Area team as a junior ... Averaged 15 points, four rebounds and two assists for the Panthers ... Rated as the 16th best player and the ninth best guard in the state of Texas for the 2016 class per Rivals.com ... Played AAU ball for the Pro Skills.
Personal: Full name is Jalen Harris ... Son of Karlin and Erion Harris ... Three siblings: Kabe, Miles and Kennedy ... Both parents played college basketball at SMU ... Mother, Karlin, is a member of the SMU Athletics Hall of Fame where she lettered from 1997-2000 ... Father, Erion, starred from 1993-97 ... Born Aug. 14, 1998 in Dallas, Texas.
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