Techsters end season jinx against Hawaii
LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Louisiana Tech University exorcised its Hawaii Rainbow Wahine demons Wednesday afternoon, as the Lady Techsters defeated UH 63-54 in the first quarterfinal game of the 2012 Western Athletic Conference tournament at the Orleans Arena.
Tech (16-14) will now advance to a Friday semifinal game against Utah State.
“My hats off to Hawaii,” said Tech head coach Teresa Weatherspoon. “They are a very well-coached basketball team that’s had our number all season long. It was a difficult battle for us to even get going. When you are playing against a team like this, as hard as they play, it’s tough to get going. You have to find a way to battle through adversity. We were fortunate to get out of here with a win.”