Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s Orren Tims was honored by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics as he was selected for the organization’s Division I men’s basketball All-America third team.
It was all nice and good that Louisiana Tech University’s Lady Techsters won two key Western Athletic Conference games on the road last week, but now they’re back home and that’s where they really want to sparkle.
“We must protect our house,” said Lady Techsters’ head coach Teresa Weatherspoon about three straight conference contests that will tip off tonight with a 6 p.m. meeting against San Jose State, continue at the same time Saturday against H-awaii and conclude on Feb. 25 against New Mexico State. “We’re happy about what we did on the road last week, but now we’re back home and we want to win here in two more important WAC games.”
Coming off an eight game road trip to start the season, Louisiana Tech (4-4; 0-0 WAC) returns to Ruston this weekend, where they will play host to the Louisiana Tech Invitational in the Thomas Assembly Center and compete in their first home match of the 2011 campaign.
Tech will host Grambling State, Southeastern Louisiana and Texas Tech in the tournament.
“We are very excited to be playing at home this weekend. It is a great opportunity to play two in-state programs and also to compete against Texas Tech,” said head coach Matt Sonnichsen.