Jan. 4, 2014
RUSTON - Louisiana Tech defeated Longwood, 126-52 Saturday afternoon in the Thomas Assembly Center to move to 12-3 on the season.
With a 126-52 victory over Longwood, LA Tech is 12-3 on the season and riding a four-game winning streak. Longwood is 5-10 after the loss and has lost three straight. Louisiana Tech leads the all-time series over Longwood, 2-0.
The 126 points the Bulldogs scored vs. Longwood is a new school record for Louisiana Tech. Previously, the school record for most points scored in a single game was 123 at Southern Miss during the 1972 season.
The Bulldogs are now 12-0 when leading or tied at halftime.
The 74-point margin of victory over the Lancers is the second largest win in Bulldog Basketball history. An 88-point victory over Red River Arsenal in 1948 is biggest win for the Bulldogs in history.
However, the 74-point win over Longwood does mark the largest victory for the Bulldogs in the Thomas Assembly Center. The previous record was a 70-point win over Central Baptist just last season.
Louisiana Tech made 17 three-point field goals vs. Longwood, which is a new school record for three-point field goals made in a single game. The previous record was 15 three-point field goals made.
Until the 6:52 mark in the 2nd half, the Bulldogs were a perfect 23-23 at the free-throw line, which is a school record for this LA Tech team. LA Tech did not miss from the line in the first half (13-13) and carried that momentum into the majority of the second half.
The 29 assists the Bulldogs had vs. Longwood ties for third all-time in LA Tech history for overall assists in a game. The record is 31 assists, which was in 1971 vs. Southern Illinois.
The 42 total field goals made in today's game is fourth all-time in Bulldog Basketball history in games played at the Thomas Assembly Center. The record is 54 made field goals in the 1986 season.
In the Thomas Assembly Center, the 35 three-point field goals attempted is second most for the Bulldogs in school history.
The 29 assists the Bulldogs totaled vs. Longwood is tied for 1st in school history in games played in the Thomas Assembly Center.
Alex Hamilton's 12 assists on the day is a new career-high for the sophomore. His previous high was 11 assists. Hamilton notched a double-double on the day with 14 points and 12 assists. That marks the second double-double of his career.
The Bulldogs had seven different players in double digits in the win over the Lancers, with Kenyon McNeail leading the way with a total of 21 points.
The Bulldogs attempted a total of 35 three-point field goals vs. the Lancers, which is second all-time in school history.
Head coach Michael White is 57-26 overall in just his third year with the Bulldogs. With the win today, 57 wins ties him with Kerry Rupp for the eighth most victories by a Bulldog head coach. Rupp was 57-73 in four years (2007-11) at the helm.
With 18 points vs. Longwood, Raheem Appleby now has 1,201 career points. He needs just one more point to tie Willie Simmons for 26th place on the all-time scoring list.
After totaling six assists on the day, Kenneth Smith became only the fifth Bulldog ever to record 400 assists in a career. He now has a total of 401 assists, which is fifth all-time in school history.