Scores

Final

McNeese State 50

(2-8, 0-8 away)

Louisiana Tech 64

(9-3, 7-1 home)

7:30 PM ET, December 17, 2013

Thomas Assembly Center, Ruston, Louisiana

1 2 T
MCNS 30 2050
LT 39 2564

Top Performers

McNeese State: L. Eackles 11 Pts, 9 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

Louisiana Tech: M. Kyser 13 Pts, 17 Reb, 1 Ast, 7 Blk

Louisiana Tech beats McNeese State 64-50

Associated Press

RUSTON, La. -- Raheem Appleby scored 23 points on Tuesday night, including three 3-pointers, and Louisiana Tech beat McNeese State 64-50.

The lead changed hands four times until Kenneth Smith made a layup at 8:09 in the first half to put Louisiana Tech (9-3-) up 22-21. Appleby hit a 3-pointer and a dunk to make it 27-23, then hit a jumper with 3 seconds to go and Louisiana Tech led 39-30 at halftime. Appleby, the team's leading scorer with an average of 16.1 points per game, had 19 points in the half.

Lousiana Tech went on a 9-1 run to open the second half, then pulled away, getting good penetration into the paint -- Michale Kyser made two dunks and Cordarius Johnson threw one down.

Kyser scored 14 points and the Bulldogs outshot McNeese State (2-8) 38.3 percent from the field to 33.3 percent.

Ledrick Eackles led the Cowboys with 11 points.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MCNS
LT
Points 50 64
FG Made-Attempted 18-54 (.333) 23-60 (.383)
3P Made-Attempted 5-17 (.294) 5-17 (.294)
FT Made-Attempted 9-16 (.563) 13-26 (.500)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 13 (0/0)

2013-14 Season

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