Louisiana Tech 58, North Dakota 53

Raheem Appleby scored 17 of his 19 points in the second half as

Louisiana Tech rallied to beat North Dakota 58-53 on Thursday

night, snapping a four-game skid.

North Dakota (11-14) led throughout the first half, taking a

25-20 lead into halftime. But Louisiana Tech (12-14) rallied to

take its first lead of the game, 51-50 behind a 3-pointer from

Trevor Gaskins with 4:34 remaining.

The Fighting Sioux went back on top 52-51 but Appleby hit

back-to-back jumpers and Gaskins converted two free throws while

holding North Dakota to just one point the rest of the way.

Gaskins finished with 12 and Brandon Gibson had 10 for the


Troy Huff scored 10 for North Dakota but Louisiana Tech held the

Fighting Sioux’s leading scorer to just 4 of 17 from the field.

North Dakota has lost four of its last five games.