RUSTON, La. -- Olu Ashaolu scored 12 points and pulled down 10 rebounds to help Louisiana Tech defeat Texas-Arlington 62-61 on Saturday night.
The Bulldogs (9-4) led 57-47 with 3:28 left to play, but two 3-pointers from LaMarcus Reed capped an 11-2 run that pulled the Mavericks to within one, 59-58, with 1:36 to go.
Ashaolu converted 3 of 4 from the free-throw line in the final 20 seconds to push Louisiana Tech's lead to 62-58 with seven seconds left.
Louisiana Tech scored the first 20 points of the game and led 36-26 at halftime. The Bulldogs extended their lead to 42-26 after two 3s from Lonnie Smith early in the second half.
Darius Richardson scored 15 to lead the Mavericks (5-4), who were outrebounded 36-26 and have lost three straight after starting 5-1.