RUSTON, La. (AP) — Daquan Bracey scored 18 points, including a step-back 3-pointer with 1.2 seconds left, and Louisiana Tech beat Old Dominion 76-73 on Saturday.
Louisiana Tech (17-2, 8-2 Conference USA) has won four in a row since a 51-50 loss to North Texas on Jan. 18. The Mean Green lost Saturday at Rice, snapping their eight-game win streak and dropping UNT into a tie with the Bulldogs a top the conference standings.
A.J. Oliver scored the first six points in a 10-0 run that gave ODU (9-14, 5-5) its first lead since 2-0 when Kalu Ezikpe's layup with 4:24 to play made it 67-65. The Bulldogs scored eight of the next 10 points, including a 3 by Bracey, to take a four-point lead with 1:53 remaining but Oliver hit two free throws to make it 73-all with 13 seconds to go but Bracey answered with the winner.
Xavier Green led the Monarchs with 18 points, Oliver scored 15 and Ezikpe added 14.
Amorie Archibald scored 16 points and Jacolby Pemberton 12 for Louisiana Tech.
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