HOUSTON — Brooke Pumroy and Brandi Wingate combined to score 50 points but it was the Louisiana Tech defense that faltered as the Rice Owls prevailed 84-77 at Tudor Fieldhouse Saturday afternoon in Conference USA action.
With the loss, Tech (14-13, 9-7 C-USA) remains alone in fifth place in the league standings, but missed out on an opportunity to move into a tie with Charlotte for fourth place after the 49ers fell 94-91 in double overtime at Texas-El Paso.
Tech saw Rice shoot 53 percent (28-53) from the field in the game as the Owls scored a season-high in points.
There’s a mixture of good news and not-so-good news for the football programs at Ruston High and Cedar Creek High this week.
First, the uplifting news: the Bearcats (2-1) and Cougars (3-0) are coming off of convincing victories last weekend, with RHS wrecking Arcadia 46-2 and the Cougars bouncing Shreveport Booker T. Washington 36-6.
First-year Grambling State head football coach Broderick Fobbs believes in playing things close to the vest.
He’s made it clear he’s not interested in putting out a depth chart before the week of the Tigers’ Aug. 30 season opener at Lamar and that he might not name a starting quarterback for that contest until shortly before gametime.
Fobbs has also made sure to keep Grambling’s schemes under wraps.
He’s also made that clear to his players, as was shown during a press conference following GSU’s intrasquad scrimmage.
By whatever means, Louisiana Tech University’s Bulldogs have found a way to win during this miraculous, success-paced 2012-13 season.
And, for sure, they’ve won a lot.
The ’Dogs (18-3, 9-0) are on a 10-game victory streak and winners of 12 in a row at home since last year going into a 7 p.m. Western Athletic Conference battle against the University of Texas-Arlington (10-8, 5-4) on Saturday night.