RUSTON, La. -- Louisiana Tech jumped to a 12-point, halftime lead and pulled away from Arkansas-Little Rock for a 70-52 victory on Wednesday night.
The Bulldogs opened a 10-1 advantage and led 23-6 in the first half. The closes to Trojans got in the second half was nine points at 38-29 with 13:04 to go.
Louisiana Tech, which is 23-0 in non-conference games in the past five seasons, lost to Texas A&M 71-59 in its opener.
Spanning the past five seasons, the Bulldogs are 23-0 in non-conference home games.
Former Kentucky guard Ed Davender, the only Wildcat with at least 1,500 points and 400 assists, has died. He was 49.
Guard Naz Mitrou-Long, whose 2015-16 season ended in December due to hip problems, has been granted a hardship waiver for the coming season, Iowa State said.
As the Sooners look to life without superstar Buddy Hield and his sidekicks, it's clear their unseasoned players will need to grow up fast.
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