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.