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Bulldogs Fall to Tigers in Hoops 4 Disaster Relief Exhibition

NIGHT BLITZ… BACK IN APRIL… A DEVASTING EF-3 TORNADO STRUCK LINCOLN PARISH… JUST DAYS FOLLOWING THE STORM… THE LOUISIANA TECH DUNKIN DOGS ANNOUNCED A WAY FOR THE TEAM TO HELP THE RELIEF EFFORTS… A BASKETBALL GAME AGAINST L-S-U… WITH THE PROCEEDS GOING TO THE CAUSE… 3 THE HOOPS 4 DISASTER RELIEF GAME TAKING PLACE TONIGHT AT THE TAC…FIRST HALF ACTION.. JAVONTE SMART FORCES THE TURNOVER…PASSES IT DEEP TO CHARLES MANNING JR..WHO FINISHES WITH THE ONE HANDED SLAM….16-7… LSULITTLE BIT LATER..BULLDOGS FIGHTING BACK.. ISAIAH CRAWFORD GOING TO XAVIER ARMSTEAD WHO KNOCKS DOWN THE CORNER THREE… PUT TECH WITHIN THREE…ARMSTEAD’S ELEVEN POINTS LED ALL SCORERS IN THE HALF…36-35 TIGERS AT THE BREAKSECOND HALF NOW… AMORI ARCHIBALD BURRIES ONE FROM BEYOND THE ARC…THAT GAVE TECH A TWO POINT LEAD.. TIGERS WOULD RESPOND…SKYLAR MAYS DISHES IT TO DARIUS DAYS WHO HAD THE HOT HAND…KNOCKS DOWN THREE OF HIS 16 ON THE NIGHT…LSU ROLLS FROM THERE THEY TAKE IT 83-70… 3 Jori Parys said, “This game may not go down in the record books but it certainly mattered for the city of Ruston. Rougly one hundred thousand dollars was rasied through ticket sales and donations but this was a very unique and special game for these teams for multiple reasons. Two division one opponents going up against each other in their final dress rehearsals before the start of the regular season and that made for a very competative basketball game. Louisiana Tech fighting back from a 14 point deficit in the first half they briefly took a lead but the LSU Tiger offense started rolling after Darius Days went three for three from beyond the arc. After the game the two coaches saying it was a great opportunity for their programs and it meant a lot to go to a good cause.”Eric Konkol said, “We’re going to learn and take so much more from this. A top 25 team reigning SEC champion in the regular season and I think they have a chance to be really good so we would like to say the same thing about us were going to look at this video.”Will Wade said, “Good experience it was good for the state of Louisiana good for basketball in our state and I’m just pleased we were able to come up here and I think our team will get better from it.”Parys said, “Bulldogs will open regular season play on Wednesday against Texas A&M Corpus Christi as for the LSU Tigers they start things off on Friday against Bowling Green for now reporting at the TAC I’m Jori Parys and I’ll send it back to you in the studio.” 3 THANKS JORI… LET’S GET BACK INTO FOOTBALL… ARKANSAS AT HOME AGAINST MISSISSIPPI STATE…2ND AND GOAL.. 1ST

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