Lofton scores 31, leads Louisiana Tech past Santa Clara

Dec 4, 2021, 2:56 AM | Updated: 5:00 pm

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Kenneth Lofton Jr. tipped in a miss with 1:43 left to give Louisiana Tech the lead en route to a 78-75 win over Santa Clara on Saturday.

He dunked off a lob to push the lead to five points with 22 seconds left, finishing with 31 points and 14 rebounds despite being a game time decision to even play because of injury .

Exavian Christon had nine points and six rebounds for Louisiana Tech (6-2). Amorie Archibald added six assists.

Jalen Williams had 28 points for the Broncos (6-3). Keshawn Justice added 18 points. Miguel Tomley had 12 points.

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Lofton scores 31, leads Louisiana Tech past Santa Clara