Post-Game Notes

Jan. 8, 2015

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Louisiana Tech-58, UTEP-45
Jan. 8, 2015
Don Haskins Center


• LA Tech won for just the second time ever against UTEP in El Paso with the 58-45 victory. They are now 2-7 in such games and 8-9 all-time.

• LA Tech improved to 11-4 on the season and 2-0 in Conference USA play.

• LA Tech improved to 6-3 in road C-USA games.

• The Bulldogs outrebounded their opponent for the third straight game. They outrebounded the Miners, 36-34.

• UTEP was held to a season-low 45 points and just 12 points in the second half. The 45 points were the fewest by UTEP in a home conference game since a 65-43 loss to SMU on March 1, 2003.

• LA Tech starting lineup - Alex Hamilton, Michale Kyser, Erik McCree, Raheem Appleby and Kenneth Smith. This is the same group of starters for all 15 games this season.

Kenneth Smith made his team-leading 97th start as a Bulldog.

Alex Hamilton made his team-leading 54th straight start as a Bulldog.

Raheem Appleby scored a game-high 22 points. He has now 1,494 for his career and moved into 15th place on the all-time LA Tech scoring list.

• Appleby scored in double figures for the 14th time this season. It was only the eighth time this season he has led the Bulldogs in scoring.



Alex Hamilton joined Appleby in double digit points with 11. The junior guard moved into 33rd place on the all-time scoring list.

Kenneth Smith recorded eight assists, bringing his career total to 706 assists. He needs only seven more to become the all-time assists leader at LA Tech. It also marked the 10th time this season he has registered at least eight assists in a single game.

Erik McCree was the third Bulldog in double figures with 13 points. It was the most points scored by the redshirt sophomore since he scored 25 against Louisiana-Lafayette on Dec. 10.

Michale Kyser pulled down a team-high nine rebounds. He now has 606 boards for his career.


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