NCAA Game Summary - Louisiana Tech at Texas-Arlington
(Saturday, January 5)
Final Score: Louisiana Tech 55, Texas-Arlington 52
Arlington, TX (Sports Network) - Alex Hamilton scored 14 points, including the game-winning free throws in the final minute, as the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs defeated the Texas-Arlington Mavericks, 55-52, in Western Athletic Conference action at College Park Center.
Hamilton added five rebounds and four assists for Louisiana Tech (12-3. 3-0 WAC), which has won four straight. Kenyon McNeail added 10 points and three steals for the visitors.
For UTA (6-6, 1-2), Jamel Outler scored 12 points and Brandon Edwards ripped down a career-high 15 rebounds. The Mavericks are now losers of three in a row.
Although UTA shot just 34.6 percent from the field in the first half, it held the Bulldogs to only 25.7 percent shooting, as it took a 28-23 advantage at the break.
The Mavericks extended their lead to 10 with under 10 minutes to play before Louisiana Tech ripped off a 10-0 run to tie the game, 43-43, with just over seven minutes remaining. The teams went back-and-forth down the stretch before a pair of Hamilton free throws gave the Bulldogs a 53-52 lead with 46 seconds left. Following an empty possession for UTA, Louisiana Tech added two more free throws to seal the victory.
Louisiana Tech held a commanding edge in the turnover battle, 23-11, which helped it attempt 13 more field goals than UTA.
01/05 22:41:19 ET