NCAA Basketball

Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (23-10)


Thu. 2/23 Sat. 2/25 Sat. 3/4 Thu. 3/9 Fri. 3/10
@ NorTx 
W 85-67
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@ Rice 
L 81-88
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vs. SouMis 
W 93-65
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vs. UAB 
W 69-57
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vs. Marsh 
L 77-93
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Marshall hits C-USA tourney-record 19 3s, advances to finals

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) Jon Elmore scored 21 points on seven 3-pointers, Ryan Taylor had his 40th career double-double and No. 6 seed Marshall hit a Conference USA Tournament-record 19 3s on Friday to beat Louisiana Tech 93-77.

Taylor finished with 19 points and 11 rebounds, while Stevie Browning and Austin Loop each scored 18 points for Marshall (20-14), which will play No. 1 seed Middle Tennessee in the championship game Saturday. Browning added six rebounds and seven assists.

Omar Sherman made a jumper and then a layup give No. 2 seed Louisiana Tech a 6-3 lead, but Elmore answered with a 3 to spark an 11-2 run and the Thundering Herd never again trailed. Marshall made 14 of its school-record 19 3s in the first half and led 49-41 at the break. A jumper by Erik McCree pulled the Bulldogs to 75-69 with 5:28 to go, but Taylor scored six points while C.J. Burks hit a 3 and converted a 3-point play during a 12-4 run over the next three-plus minutes that essentially sealed it.

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Leaders
Points: E. McCree17.7
Rebounds: E. McCree8.9
Assists: D. Bracey5.8
FG%: E. McCree47.6%
FT%: E. McCree77.0%
3P%: J. Boykins40.8%
Steals: J. Boykins2.0
Blocks: J. White2.2
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Villanova32-4
2 Gonzaga37-2
3 Kansas31-5
4 Arizona32-5
5 North Carolina33-7
6 Kentucky32-6
7 Duke28-9
8 UCLA31-5
9 Oregon33-6
10 Louisville25-9
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 North Carolina33-7
2 Gonzaga37-2
3 Oregon33-6
4 Kansas31-5
5 Kentucky32-6
6 South Carolina26-11
7 Arizona32-5
8 Villanova32-4
9 UCLA31-5
10 Florida27-9
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Conference USA Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
Middle Tennessee 17-1 31-5
Louisiana Tech 14-4 23-10
Old Dominion 12-6 19-12
UTEP 12-6 15-17
Rice 11-7 23-12
Marshall 10-8 20-15
UAB 9-9 17-16
Western Kentucky 9-9 15-17
UTSA 8-10 14-19
Charlotte 7-11 13-17
Florida Atlantic 6-12 10-20
Southern Miss 6-12 9-22
FIU 3-15 7-24
North Texas 2-16 8-22
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