Archibald FTs lift Louisiana Tech to shocking 71-58 road win

WICHITA, Kansas (AP) — Amorie Archibald scored six straight free throws in the final minute and Louisiana Tech held on for a 71-58 win that shocked the Wichita State Shockers Tuesday night, snapping a 22-game winning streak in home openers.

Wichita State had won 72 of its last 75 games at home until Tuesday. Archibald scored 14 points and was 7-for-8 at the free throw line for the Bulldogs and also pulled down nine rebounds. Daquan Bracey added 16 pointd, Exavian Christon 12 and Mo Muhammed 10.

Erik Stevenson led the Shockers with 16 points, making 4 of 6 3-pointers, and Dexter Dennis scored 10 points. The Shockers had whittled Louisiana Tech’s double-digit lead down to five, 63-58 when Markis McDuffie made 1 of 2 free throws with 1:19 remaining.

Archibald was fouled a second later, starting his string of six straight points from the foul line, pushing the Tech lead to 69-58 with 41 seconds remaining. He then fed Muhammed for a dunk as Wichita State missed four 3-pointers in the final 67 seconds.