Scores

Final

Louisiana Tech 70

(14-13, 8-9 WAC)

Rice 58

(20-9, 11-6 WAC)

    8:05 PM ET, March 4, 2004

    Tudor Fieldhouse, Houston, Texas

    1 2 T
    LT 30 4070
    RICE 27 3158

    Louisiana Tech 70, Rice 58

    HOUSTON (AP) -- Corey Dean scored 25 points to lead Louisiana Tech to a 70-58 win over Rice on Thursday night.

    Louisiana Tech (14-13, 8-9 Western Athletic) scored first and never trailed. The Bulldogs led 30-27 at halftime after outshooting Rice (20-9, 11-6) 50 percent to 37 percent in the first half.

    Louisiana Tech improved its shooting to almost 60 percent in the second half and added 13 free throws to extend its lead. Rice made just 10 field goals in the second half for 37 percent.

    The Bulldogs scored 20 points off 15 Rice turnovers while the Owls scored 11 off 16 Louisiana Tech turnovers.

    Paul Millsap added 18 points and had 15 rebounds for Louisiana Tech.

    Rice got 13 points from Michael Harris and Jason McKrieth scored 12.

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