NCAA Basketball

Louisiana Tech defeats FIU 86-82

MIAMI (AP) Amorie Archibald and Kenneth Lofton Jr. scored 21 points apiece as Louisiana Tech beat Florida International 86-82 on Saturday night.

Lofton Jr. also grabbed 13 rebounds and distributed seven assists and Keaston Willis scored 19 for Louisiana Tech (17-6, 8-3 Conference USA).

Florida International outscored Tech 57-56 after halftime representing season highs for both teams in the second half.

Eric Lovett scored a career-high 25 points for the Panthers (13-10, 3-7). Denver Jones added 17 points. Tevin Brewer had 13 points, eight assists and six rebounds.

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Updated February 5, 2022

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