Louisiana Tech versus New Mexico State Game Notes



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Louisiana Tech vs. New Mexico State Dec. 31, 2012 Game Notes

• With the 81-72 victory, the Bulldogs improved to 11-3 on the season and 2-0 in WAC play. New Mexico State dropped to 6-8 on the season and 0-2 in WAC play.

• The Bulldogs are now a perfect 6-0 in the Thomas Assembly Center.

• The Bulldog win snapped the Aggie's seven-game winning streak over them. Previously, LA Tech's last win over NMSU was on Feb. 26, 2009.

• LA Tech starters were Michale Kyser, Brandon Gibson, Raheem Appleby, Kenneth Smith and Cordarius Johnson.

• Guard Alex Hamilton scored a career-high 20 points, including a perfect 10-of-10 from the free throw line.

• Guard Kenyon McNeail scored all 14 of his points in the first half, including four three-pointers, after subbing in for Kenneth Smith who drew his second foul on a technical. He now has 101 made three-pointers for his career, one shy of 10th place all-time in Bulldog history.

• Guard Brandon Gibson scored 15 points, all coming on three-pointers where he went 5-for-5. The five threes is a new career-high for the senior.

• Forward Michale Kyser registered five blocks on the night, giving him 103 for his career.

• For the game, the Bulldogs shot 11-of-22 from three-point range for 50 percent. It's the second time this season they have made at least 10 in a game.

• LA Tech scored 49 points in the first half, the most this season. Their previous high was 44 against Georgia State.

• The Bulldogs had 13 assists to only six turnovers in the game.

• The Bulldogs had seven players with at least three personal fouls. As a team they were called for 26 personal fouls.

• New Mexico State shot 23-of-37 from the free throw line. The most free throws ever attempted by a team in the Thomas Assembly Center is 46.

• New Mexico State was led in scoring by Daniel Mullings who had a game-high 21 points.