Scores

Final

Tenn Tech 78

(6-5, 0-1 OVC)

UL Monroe 85

(4-8, 1-1 Sun Belt)

    8:00 PM ET, December 29, 2008

    Fant-Ewing Coliseum, Monroe, Louisiana

    1 2 T
    TNTC 34 4478
    ULM 36 4985

    Top Performers

    Tennessee Tech: W. Barnes 27 Pts, 2 Reb, 3 Stl

    UL Monroe: R. Turner 21 Pts, 8 Reb, 6 Blk

    Louisiana-Monroe 85, Tennessee Tech 78

    Associated Press

    MONROE, La. -- Lawrence Gilbert scored 22 points and Rudy Turner added 21 points and six blocks to lead Louisiana-Monroe to an 85-78 victory over Tennessee Tech on Monday night.

    The Warhawks (4-8) avenged a 108-70 loss to the Golden Eagles on Nov. 29.

    Louisiana-Monroe led by as many as 10 points in the first half, but Tennessee Tech (6-5) closed to within 36-34 at halftime.

    The Warhawks built a 14-point lead with 12:54 left, but the Golden Eagles went on a 14-4 run to trail 59-55. Tennessee Tech could draw no closer than three points as Louisiana-Monroe made 12 of 14 free throws in the final 3:09.

    Gilbert was 8-for-10 from the floor and 5-for-6 from 3-point range. Turner was 8-for-11. Dynile Forbes added 18 points for the Warhawks.

    Will Barnes led Tennessee Tech with 27 points, followed by Darnell Lindsay with 13 and Daniel Northern with 10.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    TNTC
    ULM
    Points 78 85
    FG Made-Attempted 27-61 (.443) 29-58 (.500)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-9 (.444) 8-17 (.471)
    FT Made-Attempted 20-26 (.769) 19-31 (.613)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 26 (0/0) 23 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 1 14

    2008-09 Season

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