Kelia Shelton's free throw with .8 seconds remaining lifted Louisiana Tech to a 68-67 win over Marshall, capping a wild ending that saw the Thundering Herd overcome a late 13-point deficit at the Cam Henderson Center.
Louisiana Tech and Marshall are two of four teams currently tied for third place in the Conference USA standings heading into Saturday's action.
Louisiana Tech head coach Tyler Summitt has been preaching 40 minutes of basketball since he stepped foot on the campus back in April.
The longtime rivalry will be renewed Thursday night when the Lady Techsters enter E.A. Diddle Arena for the 41st meeting between the two programs. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. and the game will be televised on Fox College Sports through the Hilltopper Sports Satellite Network.
Chrisstasia Walter scored a season-high 26 points and Kevione Moten did her best Kareem Abdul-Jabbar impression in leading Louisiana Tech to an 88-71 win over Rice Saturday night before 2,415 fans at the Thomas Assembly Center.
Louisiana Tech hopes to do the Texas two-step Saturday night when the Lady Techsters host Rice at 6 p.m. at the Thomas Assembly Center.
Whitney Frazier scored 19 points and the Lady Techsters (9-8, 4-2 C-USA) scored a season-high in points in defeating North Texas (2-15, 1-5 C-USA) 92-57 before 1,260 fans Thursday night.
With six teams tied for third place in the Conference USA standings and a total of nine teams separated by only one game, this week's two-game home stand for Louisiana Tech is important.