Nov. 22, 2008
LITTLE ROCK -- Twenty-two turnovers proved to be too costly for the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (2-1) Saturday night and lost to the Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans (3-0) by a final score of 78-69.
The loss is Tech's first of the season, while UALR improves to 3-0 on the year.
UALR scored 25 points off of Tech's turnovers and outscored the Bulldogs 10-4 on fast break points.
The Trojans jumped out to a quick 8-2 lead in the first three minutes before the Bulldogs used a 15-9 run to tie the game at 17-17. Tech and UALR all but traded baskets for the remainder of the first half before the Trojans took a 30-29 lead into the halftime locker room.
The Bulldogs managed to take the lead early in the second half 31-30 after a pair of free throws before UALR put together a 12-1 run over the next four minutes. UALR would control the rest of the ballgame and win 78-69.
Junior Kyle Gibson led all scorers with 21 points after playing 39 minute. Gibson led three other Tech scorers in double-digits including junior Kenneth Cooper (14 points), junior Magnum Rolle (12 points) and junior Jamel Guyton (11 points).
The Bulldogs did manage to outrebound UALR 38-28.
UALR was led by forward Shane Edwards who shot 8-for-10 from the field and 1-for-2 from the charity stripe. The senior totaled 17 points.
The Bulldogs return to action Thursday, Nov. 27 at 8 p.m. in the 2008 Great Alaska Shootout and will take on Seattle. The game will be broadcast live at KPCH 99.3 FM and Fox 92.7 FM locally with a live audio feed at www.thepeach993.com.