Big college basketball game tonight in Ruston as Louisiana Tech hosts UTEP with the winner taking over sole possession of first place in Conference USA. The Bulldogs have won 26 straight home games, while the Miners are the hottest team in the league, with a seven game winning streak. Tech head coach Michael White says UTEP likes to show a lot of different looks defensively…
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Louisiana Tech beat the Miners in El Paso earlier this season and White says they need a big crowd tonight to help them sweep the season series.
Last night the Pelicans won their third in a row as they got past Brooklyn 102-96. Quincy Pondexter’s career-high 25 points lead the Pels with Tyreke Evans adding a double-double of 15 points and 11 assists. The Pels will try to make it four in a row when Miami comes to the Big Easy tomorrow night.
The Detroit Lions released veteran running back Reggie Bush yesterday. This move is not a surprise as it saves Detroit $1.7 million against the salary cap this season. Last season Bush tallied 297 yards on 76 carries and caught 40 passes for 253 yards. Bush spent five seasons with the Saints from 2006-2010.
LSU’s baseball game against Southeastern Louisiana that was scheduled for last night will be played tonight at Alex Box Stadium. First pitch is set for 6:30.
The Louisiana Tech Lady Techsters basketball team was to play at UTEP tonight, but that game has been postponed. Due to snow in the Ruston area yesterday, the team was unable to fly out for the game. However, the Techsters will travel today and the game will be played tomorrow afternoon at one o’clock. The team’s game Saturday, against Texas San Antonio, has been moved to Sunday.
The ULM men’s basketball team did travel safely to Mobile and they’ll play South Alabama tonight. The Warhawks are in a three-way tie for first place with Georgia Southern and Georgia State in the Sun Belt.