Post-Game Notes

Jan. 2, 2016

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Louisiana Tech 87, Southern Miss 57
Jan. 2, 2016
Thomas Assembly Center

POST-GAME NOTES

• With the 87-57 win, LA Tech improved to 12-2 which is the best start to a season since 2009.

• Southern Miss now leads the all-time series over LA Tech, 42-34. The Bulldogs have won four straight in the series for only the second time in school history.

• LA Tech's last five victories over Southern Miss have all come by double-digits.

• LA Tech has now won 11 straight home games versus Southern Miss. The last loss came in 1968.

• LA Tech has now won 39 straight home games, the second longest streak in the country behind Arizona. The program record is 40 (1982-85).

• LA Tech has now won 29 straight conference home games, the third longest active streak in the nation. The last loss came almost four years ago on Jan. 28, 2012.

• Since February of 2012, the Bulldogs are 58-1 inside the Thomas Assembly Center. It is the highest home winning percentage in the country during that span.

• The Bulldogs have won four straight conference openers.

• LA Tech is now 29-6 in Conference USA games, the best winning percentage since joining the league in 2013-14.

• For the 10th time this season, the Bulldogs scored at least 80 points.

• The 87 points scored by LA Tech were the most given up by Southern Miss this season.

• The Bulldogs scored 25 points in the first 16 minutes and 62 points in the final 24 minutes of action.

• The Bulldogs had five players score in double-figures for only the second time this season.

• LA Tech forced 20 turnovers, the fourth time this season to force at least 20 in a single game.

• For the fourth time this season, LA Tech had over a +10 turnover margin (20-8).

• Since the 2011-12 season, the Bulldogs are a perfect 44-0 when holding their opponents under 60 points. It is the fifth time this season they have done so.

• The Bulldogs had a 37-33 rebounding advantage. They are a perfect 8-0 this season when outrebounding their opponent.

• The Bulldogs have recorded double-digit offensive rebounds in five consecutive games.

• LA Tech starters -- Alex Hamilton, Dayon Griffin, Jacobi Boykins, Erik McCree and Branden Sheppard. It marked the sixth straight game with this starting lineup.

Alex Hamilton made his 89th straight start.

Erik McCree scored a career-high 30 points (23 of which came in the first half). He has scored in double figures in 12 of 14 games this season.

• McCree added 10 rebounds to go along with his 30 points, his fourth double-double of the season which leads the team.

Alex Hamilton finished with 14 points and has now scored in double figures in 13 of 14 games this season.

Alex Hamilton became the sixth Bulldog in program history to have a perfect night from the night when shooting 12 or more free throws (12-of-12). The last Bulldog to achieve the feat was Derek Smith in 1998.

Alex Hamilton recorded four steals, the third time this season he has registered four or more in a single game. He has at least one steal in every game but one this season.

Alex Hamilton dished out nine assists, the third time this season he has recorded nine or more in a single game. He now has 382 career assists, tying him for sixth in program history with Alan Davis (1981-85).

Dayon Griffin has made a three-pointer in eight of the last nine games. He was 2-of-4 from beyond the arc tonight to finish with 11 points.

Derric Jean came off the bench to score 10 points on 4-of-5 shooting. It is the seventh time this season the true freshman has reached double-digit scoring.

Jacobi Boykins was the fifth Bulldog in double figures with 12 points.

• After starting the first half 3-of-18 from the field, the Bulldogs went 8-of-13 to end the first half.

• McCree and Griffin combined to go 11-of-18 from the field in the first stanza. The rest of the Bulldogs went 0-of-13.


 

 

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