Louisiana Tech Bulldogs News, Rumors, Injuries & Recruiting
ESPN.com: Assistant: Miller paid 10K per month to Ayton
NEW YORK -- Federal prosecutors on Wednesday played a recording to the jury of a phone call intercepted by wiretaps, in which former Arizona assistant Emanuel "Book" Richardson told aspiring agent Christian Dawkins that Wildcats coach Sean Miller was paying star center Deandre Ayton $10,000 per month while he was enrolled there.
Prosecutors played the call, which was intercepted by wiretaps on June 20, 2017, to the jury near the end of its case.
Dawkins and Richardson we're discussing how to recruit Ayton as a client to Dawkins' fledgling sports management company.
While talking about Ayton, Richardson told Dawkins, "Sean's got to get the (expletive) out the way and let us work.
The Tech Talk: DeQuan Bracey declares for 2019 NBA Draft
Editor's Note: Info and quotes from this story have been taken from a Tech Athletics press release.
Louisiana Tech's DaQuan Bracey has declared for the National Basketball Association's 2019 Draft, the junior guard announced on Tuesday.
"After talking with my family, I have decided to declare for the 2019 NBA Draft," Bracey said. "I am thankful to all who have helped me get to where I am now, and I think it is in my best interest to see where my game is at by declaring for the draft.
Bracey said he will be keeping the option open to come back for his senior year, just in case.
ESPN.com: Louisiana Tech beats Stephen F. Austin in overtime 96-93
NACOGDOCHES, Texas -- Oliver Powell made the tiebreaking free throw and Anthony Duruji's dunk with four seconds remaining punctuated Louisiana Tech's 96-93 overtime victory over Stephen F. Austin on Wednesday night.
After a Lumberjacks turnover, Powell made 1 of 2 free throws with 25 seconds left then Shannon Bogues, who tied a SFA record with nine 3-pointers, missed from the arc before Duruji's powerful dunk. Oddyst Walker missed a hurried 3-point attempt at the buzzer.
DaQuan Bracey scored 20 points with six assists for the Bulldogs (7-3), who shot 51 percent and made 12 of 29 3-pointers in winning their third straight.
ESPN.com: Houston Baptist
RUSTON, La. -- Anthony Duruji scored 15 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and Louisiana Tech remained unbeaten at home with an 85-78 win over Houston Baptist on Saturday night.
The Bulldogs will play five of their seven games in December at home and will leave the state only once.
Ian DuBose got Houston Baptist within a point, 37-36, by hitting a 3-pointer with :39 left in the first half, but Ra'Shawn Langston answered with a layup and Louisiana Tech went into intermission up 39-36. The teams traded leads to start the second half, but Langston scored at the basket to put La Tech up for good with 14:51 left.
ESPN.com: Carter scores 23, Delaware beats Louisiana Tech 75-71
NEWARK, Del. -- Eric Carter had 23 points, eight rebounds and four assists, helping Delaware beat Louisiana Tech 75-71 on Monday night.
Ithiel Horton made three 3-pointers and scored 18 points for Delaware (5-2). Darian Bryant added 12 points and Kevin Anderson 11.
Carter and Horton each had 11 points in the first half as Delaware made 5 of 11 from distance for a 35-33 lead. Delaware's starters combined to score the Blue Hens' opening 42 points, helping build a four-point lead with 15 minutes left.
Anderson's driving layup with 2:09 remaining gave Delaware a six-point lead and Horton's defensive rebound and two free throws in the closing seconds sealed it as Derric Jean's 3-pointer at the buzzer was Louisiana's Tech's only points in the final two minutes.
ESPN.com: Louisiana Tech
NEWARK, Del. -- Francis Alonso and Isaiah Miller each scored 16 points each and UNC Greensboro held off Louisiana Tech in the closing minutes for an 80-73 victory on Saturday night at the Delaware Invitational.
After Louisiana Tech cut the gap to five points with 11 seconds left, UNCG's Kyrin Galloway blocked a drive by Derric Jean and Miller hit two free throws to ice it.
The sixth win in seven games is the best start in UNC Greensboro program history, and gives Louisiana Tech (4-2) two losses in its last three games after starting the season 3-0.
ESPN.com: Sam Houston State
RUSTON, La. -- Amorie Archibald scored 17 points and Anthony Duruji scored 12 and Louisiana Tech beat back Sam Houston State 76-69 on Sunday.
Louisiana Tech (2-0) built a 45-33 halftime lead, but after intermission, the Bearkats went on a 14-2 run and grabbed a 52-51 lead. Chad Bowie's layup made it 56-53 in favor of the Bearkats with 9:43 to go, but JaColby Pemberton's 3-pointer 19 seconds later tied it, Oliver Powell made a pair of free throws and the Bulldogs led the rest of the way.