It was a total team effort by the Louisiana Tech men’s basketball team on Saturday night as they put an end to its three-game losing skid by having six Bulldogs score in double figures which led to a 97-88 victory over UTEP in front of 3,654 fans inside the Thomas Assembly Center.
The Bulldogs ended up getting major contributions from all eight with guard Derric Jean scoring a season-high 20 points to lead the team, followed closely by forward Jy’lan Washington who came off the bench to score a career-high 19 points (15 in the first half alone).
Two other ‘Dogs posted career highs in scoring as well – the two freshmen Amorie Archibaldand Anthony Duruji registered 15 and 13 points, respectively. The other two with double-digit points were guard Jacobi Boykins with 14 and forward Oliver Powell, making his first career start, with 11.
Next up for LA Tech is a road trip to take on the defending C-USA champions Middle Tennessee in Murfreesboro. Tipoff is set for 8 p.m. CT and will be nationally-televised on the CBS Sports Network.