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Texas-Pan American 47, Louisiana Tech 45

February 25, 1996

EDINBURG, Texas (AP) _ Linwood Bonner’s nine points were good enough to lead Texas-Pan American to a 47-45 victory over Louisiana Tech on Saturday

UTPA (8-18, 6-12 Sun Belt Conference) took a 46-41 lead with 3:30 remaining and managed to hold off Louisiana Tech (10-16, 6-12) in a game that saw little in the way of offensive consistency.

Antonio Smith scored 15 and Ryan Bond added 27 to account for more than half of Tech’s output.

Bond missed what could have been a game-tying layup with 12 seconds left and Lonnie Cooper missed the putback try. UTPA won the scramble for the rebound as time expired.