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No. 11 Louisiana Tech 67, New Orleans 60

March 13, 1993

RUSTON, La. (AP) _ Freshman Vickie Johnson sank three critical 3-point shots during a sluggish first half and the 11th-ranked Lady Techsters went on to beat New Orleans 67-60 in Friday night’s semifinals of the Sun Belt Conference women’s tournament.

Johnson’s 23 points and 11 rebounds helped send Tech (23-4) into Saturday’s championship game against the winner of a later semifinal between No. 16 Western Kentucky and Arkansas State.

New Orleans finished its season at 18-10.

New Orleans seized a 10-0 lead before Johnson finally hit Tech’s first field goal on a driving layup with 14:24 to go in the first half. Tech went on to take a 33-30 halftime lead.

Debra Williams added 17 points for Tech.

Kenya Robinson and Robin Martin had 17 points apiece for UNO and Cassandra Lumpkins added 12.

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