Louisiana Tech 71, UALR 68

Trevor Gaskins hit the game-winning jumper with 9 seconds left

to give Louisiana Tech a 71-68 win over Arkansas-Little Rock on

Saturday night.

Raheem Appleby scored a career-high 26 points to lead the

Bulldogs (6-5), who trailed by as many as 15 en route to a 34-25

halftime deficit.

The Trojans (3-9), who have lost three straight, still held a

56-43 lead with 10:57 left

Appleby scored seven straight points to spark a 20-6 run, capped

by his 3-pointer for a 63-62 Louisiana Tech lead with 2:36


Little Rock regained the advantage on a jumper by D’Andre

Williams, who finished with 13 points, then Appleby hit another 3.

The Trojans’ Chuck Guy tied it twice, hitting his fourth free throw

with 13 seconds left.

After Gaskins scored, Will Neighbour missed a potential

game-winning 3 with 2 seconds to play. Kenneth Smith’s last-second

free throw gave him 18 points.