Louisiana Tech 78, Alcorn St. 69

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BILOXI, Miss. (AP)—J.C. Clark scored 21 points to lead Louisiana Tech to a 78-69 win over Alcorn State on Tuesday in the Gulf Coast Classic.

The win ended a six game losing streak for Louisiana Tech (2-7).

Clark scored 14 of his points in the second half as the Bulldogs built on a 33-31 halftime lead. Clark’s three-point shot with 9:35 to play put Tech up 64-55 and gave the Bulldogs the first double digit lead of the game.

James Loe added 15 for the Bulldogs, Kyle Gibson put 14 on the board and Drew Washington tacked on 12.

Alcorn’s Alex Owumi scored 24 points to lead the Braves (1-8), Anthony Ford added 23 and James Kendrick chipped in 11.

The teams met in the first game of the Gulf Coast Classic, a round-robin tournament that also includes the University of New Orleans and host Southern Mississippi.

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 Top Performers
 Alcorn St.
A. Owumi A. Owumi
10-16,  24 Pts
8 Rebs, 1 Assists
 Louisiana Tech
J. Clark J. Clark
6-11,  21 Pts
4 Rebs, 1 Assists

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