8 games that will shape the Conference USA season in 2017

During every college football season, there are a select number of games that really shape the standings in each conference. While Conference USA continues to fight for respect, it’s clear that Western Kentucky’s back-to-back titles have made them the team to beat. Here are the eight games that will decide who plays in the Conference USA Championship Game this season. Louisiana...
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July 07, 2017  |  Discuss

2017 College Football Predictions: Conference USA

Every Friday, our college football staff here at The Comeback goes on the record with some predictions for the 2017 college football season. This week, our staff calls their shots in Conference USA. Conference USA East Division Western Kentucky (4 first-place votes) Middle Tennessee (1) Marshall Old Dominion FAU FIU Charlotte Western Kentucky may be moving forward with a new head...
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July 07, 2017  |  Discuss

McCree's double-double helps Louisiana Tech gain semifinals

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) Erik McCree scored 20 points and grabbed 16 rebounds, leading second-seeded Louisiana Tech to a 69-57 victory over No. 7 seed UAB on Thursday night in a Conference USA Tournament quarterfinal. On Friday, the Bulldogs (23-9) play the winner of Thursday's late game between No. 3 seed Old Dominion and No. 6 Marshall. Jalen Harris added 17 points, Jacobi Boykins...
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March 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Louisiana Tech beats Southern Miss 93-65 in season finale

RUSTON, La. (AP) Jalen Harris made six 3-pointers and scored 20 points, Erik McCree scored 18 points, and Louisiana Tech hit a season-high 14 3-pointers to beat Southern Mississippi 93-65 in its regular-season finale on Saturday. Jacobi Boykins added 17 points with four 3-pointers, Joniah White had 10 points, and the Bulldogs (22-9, 14-4) are the No. 2 seed in next week's Conference...
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March 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Rice slips past Louisiana Tech for 88-81 win

HOUSTON (AP) Marcus Evans scored 26 points, hitting 15 of 16 from the line, to lead Rice to an 88-81 victory over Louisiana Tech on Saturday night that gave the Owls their first 20-win season since 2004. Egor Koulechov and Marquez Letcher-Ellis added 12 points apiece for Rice (20-9, 10-6 Conference USA) and Marcus Jackson finished with 11, including a 3-pointer that pushed him...
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February 25, 2017  |  Discuss

Louisiana Tech wins 7th straight behind Boykins' 22 points

DENTON, Texas (AP) Jacobi Boykins scored 22 points, including four 3-pointers, and Louisiana Tech won its seventh straight game 85-67 over North Texas on Thursday night. Erik McCree added 17 points and seven rebounds for Louisiana Tech (21-8, 13-3), which has clinched a first round bye in the Conference USA Tournament which starts March 8. The Bulldogs are still 1 1/2 games behind...
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February 23, 2017  |  Discuss

McCree's double-double helps Louisiana Tech beat FIU 77-61

RUSTON, La. (AP) Erik McCree had his 12th double-double of the season, Jacobi Boykins scored 17 points and Louisiana Tech cruised to a 77-61 win over Florida International on Saturday night. Jalen Harris added 11 points while DaQuan Bracey scored eight with 10 assists and zero turnovers. The freshman came into the game No. 5 nationally in assist-to-turnover ratio (3.74). Florida...
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February 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Louisiana Tech wins 5th in row, tops Florida Atlantic 95-69

RUSTON, La. (AP) Jalen Harris scored 21 points off the bench and Louisiana Tech extended its winning streak to five games by routing Florida Atlantic, 95-69 Thursday night. Louisiana Tech maintains its hold on second place in Conference USA with four games remaining in the regular season. The top four seeds into the tournament receive a first-round bye. Florida Atlantic led throughout...
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February 16, 2017  |  Discuss

McCree leads La Tech to 72-66 win over UTSA

SAN ANTONIO (AP) Erik McCree scored 25 points, grabbed nine rebounds and made the key plays in the closing seconds to help Louisiana Tech edge UTSA 72-66 on Saturday. UTSA scored eight straight to close within 68-66 with 1:14 to play. After a Bulldogs turnover, the Roadrunners missed two shots and Omar Sherman's layup with 20 seconds left made it 70-66. McCree then blocked a 3...
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February 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Cancer treatment for La. Tech's Dancy deemed successful

RUSTON, La. (AP) Louisiana Tech running back Jaqwis Dancy says he's been informed that cancer treatments he's been receiving since last fall have been successful. Diagnosed with Stage 3 Hodgkin's lymphoma last October, Dancy says ''it felt amazing'' to hear on Thursday night that he was cancer-free. He says his biggest goal now is to return to playing for the Bulldogs. Dancy...
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February 10, 2017  |  Discuss

Louisiana Tech survives late drought to beat UTEP 62-61

EL PASO, Texas (AP) Erik McCree had 19 points and eight rebounds Thursday night and Louisiana Tech held on, despite going scoreless over the final 3:45, to beat UTEP 62-61. Derric Jean's free throw made it 62-54 and the Bulldogs (17-8, 9-3 Conference USA) missed their final five shots from the field while the Miners (8-15, 6-5) scored the final seven points. Matt Willms' dunk...
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February 09, 2017  |  Discuss

La. Tech edges Marshall 94-90 behind McCree's 30 points

RUSTON, La. (AP) Erik McCree scored 30 points and had 11 rebounds and Jacobi Boykins added 14 points and eight rebounds to carry Louisiana Tech past Marshall 94-90 on Saturday night. Ryan Taylor tied the game at 88 on a tip-in with 1:52 left. Omar Sherman put Louisiana Tech (16-8, 8-3 Conference USA) up for good with a jumper with just under a minute to go. Derric Jean blocked...
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February 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Boykins drains 5 treys as Louisiana Tech defeats W. Kentucky

RUSTON, La. (AP) Jacobi Boykins returned from a one-game suspension to score 25 points, 19 in the first half, and Louisiana Tech broke a two-game skid with a 76-67 win over Western Kentucky on Thursday night. Boykins, who was ejected after an on-court scuffle last week and then suspended for a game, was 10-for-15 shooting with five 3-pointers - his most since mid-December - and...
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February 02, 2017  |  Discuss

Louisiana Tech's Boykins, UAB's Baxter suspended for fight

IRVING, Texas (AP) Conference USA says Louisiana Tech's Jacobi Boykins and UAB's Hakeem Baxter are suspended one game for fighting in the benches-clearing mayhem that led to multiple ejections from Thursday's game. Boykins will miss Louisiana Tech's game at Middle Tennessee. Baxter will miss UAB's home game against Southern Mississippi. Players from both benches spilled onto...
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January 27, 2017  |  Discuss

Louisiana Tech finished game with four players and obviously lost

It was a rough night for the Louisiana Tech basketball program. On Thursday night, the Bulldogs were involved with a bench-clearing brawl against UAB. As a result of the brawl, a number of Louisiana Tech players were ejected and the team had to finish the game with only four players. In case you had any doubt, yeah, they lost. Here is the incident which led to the mass ejections...
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January 27, 2017

Louisiana Tech had to play with just four players vs UAB after benches cleared & everyone else was ejected

A bench-clearing fight broke out in Birmingham during Thursday nights’ UAB-Louisiana Tech men’s basketball game (which I know you were following closely). Here are a couple videos of the scene: And while benches clearing is always interesting, the main takeaway from this story is that Louisiana Tech was forced to finish the game with four players, due to everyone else on the...
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January 27, 2017  |  Discuss

UAB wins brawl-filled battle with Louisiana Tech, 79-70

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) Dirk Williams scored 17 points and Alabama-Birmingham beat Louisiana Tech, 79-70 in a Conference USA game marred by a benches-clearing brawl that resulted in the Bulldogs finishing the game with just four players Thursday night. Chris Cokley scored from the low post with 6:03 left in the game to put UAB up by 13 points, 63-50. And then the fight broke out...
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January 26, 2017  |  Discuss

Louisiana Tech finishes game with four players after fight leads to ejections (video)

Here are some things you don’t see every day: after a benches-clearing brawl in a game against UAB, Louisiana Tech was left with just four active players, because the entire rest of the team was ejected. And then they won! The Bulldogs held on for a 79–70 win, after leading by 13 with around six minutes left when this happened. UAB had just six players left after the incident...
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January 26, 2017

Louisiana Tech’s 1982 national championship team finally gets its rings

National championships have a long history of producing impressive rings that athletes sport after victory. The University of Connecticut women’s basketball program has accumulated 11 rings in program history, thanks to 11 national championships. But before the Huskies, there was Louisiana Tech, the very first NCAA tournament champions. The Lady Techsters won the title in 1982...
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January 23, 2017

ICYMI: First NCAA title team finally get its rings

NEW YORK (AP) Way before UConn dominated women's basketball, there was Louisiana Tech. The Lady Techsters won the first NCAA Tournament title in 1982 and had a 54-game winning streak. The team finally received their championship rings from that inaugural title last weekend. Baylor coach Kim Mulkey was the point guard on that early dynasty but couldn't be at the ceremony because...
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January 23, 2017  |  Discuss

Louisiana Tech cruises to 81-57 win over North Texas

RUSTON, La. (AP) Jacobi Boykins scored 20 points and hauled in 10 rebounds, the first double-double of his career, to help Louisiana Tech pull away from North Texas 81-57 Saturday night. DaQuan Bracey added 17 points with seven assists and Erik McCree had 14 points with 13 rebounds for Louisiana Tech (14-6, 6-1 Conference USA). The Bulldogs held a 22-6 advantage from the free...
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January 21, 2017  |  Discuss

Louisiana Tech rolls past Rice 74-64

RUSTON, La. (AP) Erik McCree had 19 points and Louisiana Tech maintained a double-digit lead throughout the second half to beat Rice 74-64 on Thursday night. McCree had 15 points in the first half when the Bulldogs (13-6, 5-1 Conference USA) led by as many as 15. Jy'lan Washington's 3-pointer pushed their lead into double digits for good at 37-25 with 3:39 left in the period....
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January 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Bracey scores 21, Louisiana Tech handles Old Dominion

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) DaQuan Bracey scored 21 points on a near perfect day of shooting and Louisiana Tech beat Old Dominion 75-63 on Saturday. Bracey finished 7 of 8 from the field and hit both his 3-pointers. Eric McCree finished with 18 points and seven rebounds and Jacobi Boykins added 15 points for the Bulldogs (12-6, 4-1 Conference USA), who shot 56. 8 percent overall and 77...
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January 14, 2017  |  Discuss

Louisiana Tech’s Jacobi Boykins threw down a ridiculous in-game 360 dunk

There would seem to be a decent chance that you missed last night’s Louisiana Tech-Charlotte college basketball game, and if so, you missed one hell of a dunk. Check out this IN-GAME 360 dunk from Louisiana Tech junior Jacobi Boykins: In-game 360 dunks amaze me, for two reasons: 1. Well, they’re just so damn incredible, obviously. I mean, they’re incredible in an empty...
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January 13, 2017  |  Discuss

Louisiana Tech holds off Charlotte 79-73

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Jacobi Boykins scored 16 points, Derric Jean and DaQuan Bracey had 14 apiece and Louisiana Tech held off Charlotte 79-73 on Thursday night. Omar Sherman added 12 points for the Bulldogs (11-6, 3-1 C-USA), who led 45-31 at the half after scoring the last 13 points and were up by 23 with 15:30 to play. Braxton Ogbueze had 26 points and Jon Davis 15 for the...
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January 12, 2017  |  Discuss
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