LA Tech hoops faces Charlotte

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Charlotte at Lady Techsters

The Louisiana Tech Lady Techsters will finish up a four-game home stretch against Charlotte inside the Thomas Assembly Center Thursday, Feb. 10 at 6:30 p.m.

The contest can be heard on the LA Tech Sports Network on 97.7 FM and the LA Tech Athletics app. It can be seen streamed on CUSA.tv.

Louisiana Tech (14-8, 6-5) has now won six of their last seven games including four in a row after beating UTEP Monday night in a rescheduled contest to move to 9-1 on the season at home.

The victory Monday night was win No. 500 for the Techsters inside the Thomas Assembly Center.

The Techsters are now above .500 in C-USA play for the first time this season and currently sit in the No. 3 position in the West Division behind UAB and Southern Miss.

Charlotte (12-7, 8-1), the conference USA preseason No. 1, comes into Ruston as C-USA’s East Division leader with a half-game lead over Middle Tennessee.

Charlotte is riding a three-game win streak of their own including two overtime victories at Marshall (39-37) and Western Kentucky (79-74). Their last loss was to Old Dominion on Jan. 29 (54-45).

Of their eight conference wins, five have been decided by five points or less while winning three overtime games.

Louisiana Tech and Charlotte will meet for the 11th time in women’s basketball dating back to the 2013-14 season with the series tied 5-5.

Tech is 3-2 in games played in Ruston but have dropped the last two contests to the 49ers.

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Bulldogs at Charlotte

Louisiana Tech wraps up its three-game road stretch on Thursday night when they take on Charlotte at 6 p.m. CT inside Halton Arena.

The contest can be heard on the LA Tech Sports Network on 107.5 FM and via the LA Tech Athletics app and it can be seen on Stadium.

LA Tech (17-6, 8-3) snapped its two-game losing skid this past Saturday with a thrilling 86-82 victory over FIU.  It was the Bulldogs first win in Miami since joining C-USA and the first win at Ocean Bank Convocation Center since 2000.

The Bulldogs ended up scoring 56 second-half points to hold on to the win.  It was the most points scored in a single half against a D1 opponent since December of 2018 and the most against a C-USA opponent since January of 2018.

LA Tech sank 12 three-pointers versus FIU, the 10th time this season they have made 10+ threes in a single game.  They currently rank second in C-USA with 9.55 made threes per game (league games only).

Charlotte (13-9, 6-4 C-USA) is sitting in third in the East Division standings, having won its last two games over Marshall and FIU.  They used a lot of offense to secure the two victories, averaging 84.5 points versus the Herd and Panthers.

The 49ers are 9-2 at home this season, having won seven of their last eight games at Halton Arena.  They are very efficient on offense, ranking in the top five in the league in field goal percentage (46.3), three-point field goal percentage (36.7) and free throw percentage (77.2).  Their FT percentage is tops in C-USA and ranks 19th nationally.

Thursday will be the 10th meeting all-time between LA Tech and Charlotte.  The Bulldogs hold an 8-1 advantage in the series, having won two straight games.  They are 2-1 all-time inside Halton Arena with the wins coming in 2015 and 2017.  The lone win for the 49ers came the last time the two teams played in Charlotte back in 2019.


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