Techsters play for C-USA title Saturday at home

One could argue its the biggest home game in a decade.

Louisiana Tech will host UAB Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Thomas Assembly Center. And it’s not “just another game.”

Yes. It’s Senior Day.

One player and two support staff members will be honored pregame for their dedication, loyalty and first class representation to Louisiana Tech.

But it’s what could be at the end of the game that has people talking. With a win, the Lady Techsters will be the Conference USA West Division champions.

It’s been 10 years since the Lady Techsters won a regular season title. Adrienne Johnson and Co. led a Teresa Weatherspoon-coached team to the 2010-11 regular season Western Athletic Conference crown.

That was also the last time the Lady Techsters played in the NCAA Tournament … which is on the table for this group this year depending on what happens over five days in Frisco next week.

Kudos, to the 2021-22 version of this storied program. After losing its first four C-USA games to start league play, they could have easily folded.

“Not our year!”  That could have been the mindset. It would have been understandable.

But Brooke Stoehr and her coaching staff wouldn’t allow it. Stoehr has sounded like a broken record — or a very consistent speaking coach — all year saying how much she “loves this team.”

And if you come to watch them play Saturday, you will see why. Unselfish. Unrelenting. Unphased. And sometimes, unpredictable.

Led by local Cedar Creek product Anna Larr Roberson and the pride of Lonoke, Arkansas, Keiunna Walker, these Lady Techsters have an opportunity to make a name for themselves.

Tech has won 10 of its last 13 league games. One more and this group will not only be the No. 1 seed in the West for the C-USA Championships at the Star next week, but they will be sizing their fingers for rings.

Tip-off is at 2 p.m. Saturday. By 4 p.m., it could be net cutting time.

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