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Techsters survive triple overtime thriller in N.Y.

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QUEENS, N.Y. - Jelena Vucinic and Kiara Young each scored a career-high 21 points and Louisiana Tech overcame a 16-point second half deficit to defeat Prairie View A&M 89-83 in triple overtime Sunday afternoon at Carnesecca Arena on the campus of St. John's University.

After an Asha Hampton-Finch jumper at the 7:05 mark of the second half, Prairie View led LA Tech 57-41. However, behind a combined 13 points from Vucinic and Young, the Lady Techsters closed regulation with a 21-5 run as Jasmine Bendolph's three-pointer with 49 seconds to play sent the game into overtime. Tech hit eight of its final nine shots in regulation.

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