Louisiana Tech vs Louisiana-Monroe Final: 68-52 - Recap
|Louisiana Tech vs Louisiana-Monroe Final: 68-52 - Recap|
Louisiana Tech earned a 68-52 victory over Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday, getting 23 points from Cordarius Johnson at Thomas Center.
Louisiana Tech did not, however, defeat Louisiana-Monroe against the spread, which closed at 17.5 at most sportsbooks.
Raheem Appleby had 18 points for Louisiana Tech and Kenyon McNeail chipped in with 5 points. Kenneth Smith had 2 assists for them, while Cordarius Johnson was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 8 boards.
Louisiana-Monroe got 17 points from Trent Mackey in a losing cause and another 10 points from Jayon James. Jayon James contributed 4 assists for them, while Amos Olatayo had 9 rebounds.
Louisiana Tech hit the break leading 36-28 before taking care of business in the second half.
The rebound battle favored Louisiana Tech as they grabbed 33 boards, while Louisiana-Monroe only had 32.