RUSTON, La. — Oliver Powell led four players in double figures with 12 points and seven rebounds and Louisiana Tech beat Charlotte 83-65 on Thursday night to hand the 49ers their ninth straight defeat.
Louisiana Tech built an 18-2 lead in the first six minutes with Jacobi Boykins making a pair of 3-pointers and DaQuan Bracey and Amorie Archibald each knocking down 3s. Austin Ajukwa made a pair of foul shots and Jon Davis added a jumper to bring Charlotte within 30-21 with 4:50 left before halftime. Bracey’s 3-point play just before the break made it 44-32 and the Bulldogs led by double digits the rest of the way.
Boykins and Derric Jean each scored 11 and Anthony Duruji chipped in 10 for the Bulldogs (15-10, 6-6 Conference USA) who shot 31 of 60 from the field.
Davis led Charlotte (5-17, 1-10) with 24 points, eight rebounds and eight assists, Najee Garvin scored 12 and Jailan Haslem grabbed 11 rebounds.