Techsters host Alcorn with Toys for Tots promotion

Photo by Kelsey Chanler

Courtesy of LA Tech Athletic Communications

The Louisiana Tech Lady Techsters return home after five straight games on the road to face Alcorn State Saturday 2 p.m. inside the Thomas Assembly Center on Karl Malone Court.

Tech fans can earn a $5 ticket when bringing a toy for the Toys For Tots promotion. 

The contest can be heard on  107.5 FM and the LA Tech Athletics app as Kyle Roberts will provide the call of the game.

Louisiana Tech (5-2) won third place in the UNLV Las Vegas Tournament last week with wins over Stetson and George Washington.

Keiunna Walker made the UNLV All-Tournament team after averaging 16.3 ppg, 2.3 rpg, and 2.3 assists per game over the three-game weekend. Walker now sits at No. 21 on the all-time on the scoring list after passing Belinda Jones with 1,505 points. 

Anna Larr Roberson etched her name in the LA Tech record books after reaching the 1,000-point club at SMU and now sits at No. 42 on the all-time scoring list with 1,040 points. Roberson picked up her second double-double of the season with 19 points and 10 rebounds in the win over Stetson. She has 18 for her career.

The Techsters boast a top-30 scoring defense in the country at 53.4 ppg and allow just .345 shooting for opponents, which ranks top-35 in the NCAA.

Tech has also gotten great production from their bench, averaging 24.7 ppg from their reserves, who have reached double digits in all seven games this season and posted 20-plus in five of seven.

Tech is looking for their third straight 6-2 start to the season.

Alcorn State (2-3) comes into Ruston with back-to-back wins over Arkansas Baptist (100-51) and New Orleans (65-56) after starting 0-3 with trips to Tulsa, Wichita State, and Illinois.

The Braves had a game slated with Central Arkansas postponed due to weather. 

Alcorn State is led by head coach Nate Kilbert in his third year and are coming off a three-win season in 2021-22. The Braves were selected 11th (out of 12 teams) in the SWAC preseason poll. 

Destiny Brown and Zy’Nyia White lead the offensive attack for Alcorn with 10.6 and 8.4 ppg, respectively.

Alcorn is averaging 62 ppg as a team while shooting 35 percent from the field and 25 percent from three. Defensively, the Braves are posting 8.6 steals and 4.2 blocks per game.

Saturday’s matchup will be the 10th all-time between LA Tech and Alcorn State and the eighth in Ruston. LA Tech is a perfect 9-0 all-time and 7-0 in Ruston. 

The series dates to the 1981-82 season, which marks the largest margin of victory for the Techsters at 61 points (108-47).

Tech registered their second 100-point game and highest single game points mark in 1992-93 (110-70). The 180 combined points is the most in series history. 

The closest game in the series came in 2005-06 in Lorman, Miss., in a one-point meeting, 62-61. Tech and Alcorn last played during the 2017-18 season in Ruston with the Techsters winning 87-50.

Season and single-game tickets are on sale and can be purchased at or by calling the LA Tech Ticket Office at (318) 257-3631.