La. Tech, UTEP meet in conference play
Louisiana Tech (11-4, 2-1) vs. UTEP (10-6, 1-2)
Don Haskins Center, El Paso, Texas; Saturday, 9 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Louisiana Tech pays visit to UTEP in a CUSA matchup. Louisiana Tech fell 89-73 at UTSA in its last outing. UTEP is coming off a 76-64 win at home over Southern Miss in its most recent game.
.DOMINANT DAQUAN: DaQuan Bracey has connected on 50.9 percent of the 55 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 8 of 17 over his last five games. He’s also made 37.5 percent of his free throws this season.
STREAK STATS: UTEP has won its last nine home games, scoring an average of 73.3 points while giving up 60.
ASSIST RATIOS: The Bulldogs have recently created baskets via assists more often than the Miners. UTEP has 30 assists on 65 field goals (46.2 percent) across its past three contests while Louisiana Tech has assists on 43 of 85 field goals (50.6 percent) during its past three games.
DID YOU KNOW: The Louisiana Tech defense has allowed only 61.6 points per game to opponents, which is the 30th-best mark in the country. The UTEP offense has produced just 68.6 points through 16 games (ranked 211th among Division I teams).