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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.
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.