McCree leads La Tech to 72-66 win over UTSA (Feb 11, 2017)
SAN ANTONIO (AP) Erik McCree scored 25 points, grabbed nine rebounds and made the key plays in the closing seconds to help Louisiana Tech edge UTSA 72-66 on Saturday.
UTSA scored eight straight to close within 68-66 with 1:14 to play. After a Bulldogs turnover, the Roadrunners missed two shots and Omar Sherman's layup with 20 seconds left made it 70-66. McCree then blocked a 3-point attempt, grabbed the rebound and made the clinching free throws. He also grabbed the last rebound after UTSA missed a 3-pointer with six seconds to play.
Jalen Harris added 12 points for the Bulldogs (18-8, 10-4 Conference USA), who have won four straight and avenged a 69-68 loss to the Roadrunners at home.
Lucas O'Brien had a career-high 23, hitting five 3-pointers, for UTSA (11-14, 6-6), which had its two-game winning streak snapped. Jeff Beverly added 12.
La. Tech led 42-36 at the half and used an 11-0 run to make it 53-41 with 13.55 to play. The lead held until UTSA's closing surge.