Bracey’s late 3 helps La. Tech beat Old Dominion 76-73
RUSTON, La. (AP) — Daquan Bracey scored 18 points, including a step-back 3-pointer with 1.2 seconds left, and Louisiana Tech beat Old Dominion 76-73 on Saturday.
Louisiana Tech (17-2, 8-2 Conference USA) has won four in a row since a 51-50 loss to North Texas on Jan. 18. The Mean Green lost Saturday at Rice, snapping their eight-game win streak and dropping UNT into a tie with the Bulldogs a top the conference standings.
A.J. Oliver scored the first six points in a 10-0 run that gave ODU (9-14, 5-5) its first lead since 2-0 when Kalu Ezikpe’s layup with 4:24 to play made it 67-65. The Bulldogs scored eight of the next 10 points, including a 3 by Bracey, to take a four-point lead with 1:53 remaining but Oliver hit two free throws to make it 73-all with 13 seconds to go but Bracey answered with the winner.