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Tulsa Has Win Streak Snapped By No. 8 Louisiana Tech

Forward Jillian Robbins drives against a Louisiana Tech defender during the first half.
Forward Jillian Robbins drives against a Louisiana Tech defender during the first half.
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Jan 3, 2004

Box Score

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Trina Frierson scored 20 points, and No. 8 Louisiana Tech survived an upset scare to beat Tulsa 63-60 Saturday.

Amisha Carter's layup with 59 seconds left was the difference for the Lady Techsters (8-1, 1-0 Western Athletic Conference). Tulsa (7-4, 0-1) led six times in the second half.

Louisiana Tech won its fifth straight on the heels of its victory over No. 6 Penn State on Dec. 21.

Tulsa had its four-game winning streak snapped. The Hurricane got a huge boost from reserve Jillian Robbins, who scored a team-high 16 points and grabbed nine rebounds. However, Tulsa made only one basket in the final 1:35.

Tulsa finished with a 39.1 field-goal percentage and 10 offensive rebounds.

Louisiana Tech, which won its 17th straight WAC contest, shot only 29.8 percent but held a 62-44 rebounding edge.

Carter grabbed 13 rebounds and Frierson had 12 to keep the Lady Techsters in the game.