Feb. 6, 2014
RUSTON, La. - Louisiana Tech (19-5, 7-2) pulled off a come-from-behind victory to defeat Tulsa (10-12, 5-3), 66-61, in front of 4,935 Bulldog fans Thursday night at the Thomas Assembly Center.
Louisiana Tech now leads the all-time series over Tulsa, 7-4, with the Bulldogs winning the last three contests vs. the Golden Hurricane.
After tonight's win, the Bulldogs recorded their 295th games inside the Thomas Assembly Center in program history.
Tonight's victory over Tulsa is the 1,250th program victory for the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs.
With the victory, LA Tech is 10-1 in home game this season. The Bulldogs have now won 28 of their last 29 home games.
Tonight is the first game this season the Bulldogs have won when trailing at halftime. Tulsa led 30-25 at halftime of tonight's game. Previously, LA Tech was 0-5 in games where the team trailed at the half. Tonight also marks the first time the Bulldogs have won when trailing with less than five minutes remaining in the game.
LA Tech is now 17-0 when forcing 15 or more turnovers in a game. Tulsa had 15 turnovers on the night.
The Bulldogs are 13-1 when wearing their white uniforms.
LA Tech is 4-1 in Thursday night games.
Jaron Johnson tied a career-high tonight with 18 points, as he led all scorers in the win. Johnson previously totaled 18 points earlier this season against FIU.
Michale Kyser totaled four blocks on the night, to tie him for fourth all-time for blocks in a season with 76 total blocks. Kyser is now tied with Paul Millsap (2005-06) with 76 blocks in 2014.
With two steals tonight vs. Tulsa, Kenneth Smith is now in sole possession of fourth place all-time for steals in a season with a total of 58.
Kenneth Smith had seven assists in tonight's win over Tulsa to bring his season total to 173 assists, which ties him for fifth all-time in program history. He is now tied with Wayne Smith (1984-85).