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Bulldogs roll over Arkansas-Pine Bluff

Exactly a week after having to rally for a 71-59 road win against the same opponent, the Bulldogs began controlling the tempo early and went on to take an 82-47 victory at the Thomas Assembly Center Saturday night.
As compared to a 39-32 halftime deficit in Pine Bluff, Tech was up by 20 (43-23) at the same time Saturday night and then proceeded to continue their steady play in the final 20 minutess.

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Collins is the man for RHS

And in a place very familiar and special to one of the most successful football coaches ever to walk the sidelines in Louisiana and the Southern region.
"This is where it all started," Collins told The Daily Leader this morning about Ruston. "The first coaching job I ever had was as a graduate assistant at Louisiana Tech University in the early 1960s.

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Young guides 'Dogs to win

Since the start of the season, in fact.
Well, the junior guard at Louisiana Tech University got it at the Thomas Assembly Center Thursday night.
With a career-best 24 points, Young proved to be a major catalyst in the Bulldogs' 73-62 Western Athletic Conference victory against San Jose State in front of an estimated 2,100 fans.

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Sparta faces political fight

On one side stands the Sparta Aquifer, its pristine waters bringing critically needed clear, safe drinking water to an area that includes northern Louisiana and southern Arkansas. On the other stands legislation that could doom our precious resource.

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Grambling men win, women over A&M

In a women's game, the Lady Tigers lots 58-56.
The Tigers (3-9, 1-1), who lost to Alabama State here Saturday night, featured a combined 45 points from forward Paul Haynes and guard Brion Rush in putting an end to its "L" string.
Haynes had 20 points with a seven-of-10 field goal showing and Rush came through with seven field goals in 12 tries. At the foul line, the latter player didn't miss in five attempts and Haynes was 5-of-7.

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Three sentenced in Monroe

Also sentenced Friday was Lynn Sikes, who was convicted in the January trial. Sikes was found guilty on one count of conspiracy and bank fraud. He was found innocent on four counts of mail fraud.
A fourth defendent, Suzanne Stuckey, was also found guilty during the January trial. Her sentencing will be held at a later date because her attorney could not be in court Friday.
Stuckey, a former assistant comptroller at one of the dealerships, was found guilty of four counts of mail fraud, conspiracy and making false statements to a federal agent.

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GSU halts Wiley

Rush connected on 11 of 16 field goals, including 6 of 11 3-pointers along with eight assists, five steals, three rebounds and one blocked shot.
Wiley (2-7) was led by Sylvester Simple’s 41 points and eight rebounds. Simple connected on 15 of 20 field goals along with 10 of 17 free throws. Derrick Smith added 23 points and Chris Howard had another 13.
Haynes also grabbed nine rebounds for Grambling (1-3) and Maurice Searight dished out 13 assists.

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Comeback propels Tech to road win

The win provided Tech with its first road win of the season and pushed the Bulldogs to 2-2 while Arkansas-Pine Bluff fell to 0-5.
Junior guard Corey Dean poured in a career-high 22 points, including 12 free throws, to lead the Bulldogs.
After sleep-walking through the first half and Tech continuing its sluggish play in the opening minutes of the second stanza, Corey Dean's steal and ensuing dunk with 17:04 remaining cut the UAPB lead to 44-38 and seemed to wake the slumbering Bulldogs, who would go on to tie the game at 44-44 with 14:54
left on a Dean layup.

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'Dogs outlast San Jose State

The Bulldogs earned it.
Tech hit on only 38.1 percent of its shots from the floor (16-of-42) but still held off a San Jose State rally to defeat the Spartans 57-51 Tuesday before a crowd of 5,493 at the Save-Mart Center in Fresno, Cal.
Tech will now face No. 2 seeded Texas-El Paso in an 8 p.m. tipoff Thursday.
Western Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year Paul Millsap recorded his 19th double-double with 16 points and 18 rebounds while Donell Allick added a team-high 18 points to lead the way for the Bulldogs.

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GSU notches basketball victories

This game was televised via tape delay on the Major Broadcasting Cable Network.
The G-Men extended their current win streak to three straight games. Grambling State improves to 7-13 overall and 5-5 in the Southwestern Athletic Conference while Southern drops to 8-11 overall and 5-5 in league play.
The Tigers were led by guard Brion Rush who had 22 points, five rebounds and two assists.
Ellis added 18 points and two assists while fellow guard Maurice Searight had nine assists, eight rebounds, five points and three steals.

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