Louisiana Tech to Play Three Games in Three Days
Nov. 19, 2009
RUSTON, La. -
Louisiana Tech will take on three teams in this weekend's World Vision Classic starting with a 7 p.m. CT game against Miami (Ohio) on Friday.
On Saturday, Tech will take on the host school, New Mexico, at 8:30 p.m. CT before finishing the classic against Nicholls State on Sunday at 1 p.m. CT.
The Bulldogs (1-0) are coming off of an 80-62 win at Texas-Pan American. In the win, sophomore Olu Ashaolu scored 18 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for his second-career double-double. Senior Kyle Gibson (16 points), junior DeAndre Brown (13 points) and senior Magnum Rolle (12 points) all joined Ashaolu in double figures.
Miami (Ohio) is coming off of a 72-70 loss at No. 5 Kentucky on Monday. Nick Winbush had 26 points on 8-of-10 shooting from three-point range and six rebounds for the RedHawks (0-2) in the loss. Miami (Ohio) qualified for the CBI last season and fell to Tulsa in the first round. Tech leads the all-time series 1-0 with the lone meeting coming in the 1988-89 season that resulted in a 69-62 win in the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, N.Y.
New Mexico is off to a 2-0 start after wins against UC Riverside and at New Mexico State. They return three starters from a team that won the Mountain West with a 22-12 overall record and advanced to the second round of the NIT. They are coached by Steve Alford who is in his third season with the Lobos. Tech is 0-1 against UNM in the all-time series. The Lobos won a 90-84 contest in the 1991-92 season.
Nicholls State (0-2) lost to Duquesne and at Houston to start the season. They return three starters off of a team that went 20-11 last season. The Colonels lost seven letterwinners off that team and welcome 11 newcomers this season. Tech leads the overall series 14-2 with the last meeting resulting in a 91-62 win in the 2000-01 season.
The contest can be heard live throughout the LA Tech Sports Network, including KXKZ 107.5 (Ruston), KLKL 95.7 FM (Shreveport/Bossier City), KBYO 92.7 FM (Monroe/Farmerville), and KVCL 92.1 FM (Winnfield).
LA Tech fans can also access the game via the Internet by subscribing to LA Tech All-Access (log onto www.latechsports.com) as the audio will be streamed live. Live stats will be provided through the New Mexico athletic website at www.golobos.com.
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