Defense shines as La Tech beats North Texas 42-36 in CUSA

March 11, 2022 GMT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Keaston Willis and Cobe Williams scored 12 points each and third-ssed Louisiana Tech’s defense stifled top-ranked North Texas in a 42-28 win n the Conference USA Conference Tourney semifinals on Friday.

Louisiana Tech held North Texas to 36 points on 24.1 percent shooting en route to a 42-36 win. Both marks represented season bests for the Bulldogs.

Kenneth Lofton Jr. had 12 rebounds for Louisiana Tech (24-9).

Both teams set season lows for scoring during the game. Louisiana Tech totaled 21 second-half points, the lowest of the season for Louisiana Tech, while the 13 first-half points for North Texas marked the fewest of the season for North Texas.

Thomas Bell had 10 points for the Mean Green (24-6). Abou Ousmane added 11 rebounds.

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