LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Raheem Appleby scored 17 points and Louisiana Tech held on to beat UALR 75-73 Monday night, giving the Bulldogs a sweep of the nonconference rivalry.
Louisiana Tech only shot 36% from the field but connected on 26 free throws in 36 tries and held a 45-33 rebounding advantage. The Bulldogs (9-3) also beat the Trojans 70-52 on Nov. 14 in Ruston, La. It was the final nonconference game of the season for both teams.
John Gillon led UALR (8-5) with 15 points and Leroy Isler had 11 points in the Trojans' first home loss of the season in eight games. UALR shot 45%.
The Trojans could have tied it in the final seconds, but James White missed two free throws. UALR got the ball back but Josh Hagins missed a jumper for the tie. Neither team led by double digits in the contest.
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