Jan. 29, 2015
Final Stats |
Louisiana Tech-69, Western Kentucky-56
Jan. 29, 2015
Thomas Assembly Center
• With the 69-56 win, Louisiana Tech now trails in the all-time series against Western Kentucky, 15-14. The Bulldogs have won six of the last eight meetings. The 13-point margin was the largest by any team in those eight matchups.
• LA Tech improved to 16-5 on the season and 7-1 in C-USA, putting them in a tie for first place with WKU and UAB (pending its game at UTEP).
• WKU had its nine-game winning streak come to an end. They are now 14-6 on the season and 7-1 in C-USA play.
• LA Tech extended its home winning streak to 23 which is the sixth longest active streak in the country.
• The Bulldogs have now won 22 straight home conference games, tied for the fourth longest active streak in the country. The last loss came three years ago on Jan. 28, 2012.
• Tonight was victory No. 90 for head coach Michael White. He is now 90-36 overall.
• WKU was held to 56 points, the second lowest scoring output this season for the Hilltoppers.
• The Bulldogs had been outrebounded in 16 of the 20 games this season. They outrebounded the Hilltoppers, 39-32, tonight.
• The Bulldog defense forced 16 turnovers. They have now forced at least 15 in 76 out of the 126 games under coach White and have done so 12 times this season.
• Under coach White, the Bulldogs are a perfect 36-0 when holding their opponents to under 60 points. Tonight marked the eighth time they have done so this season.
• On a night where the promotion was Dunk Dynasty night, the Bulldogs threw down seven slams. Their dunk total is up to 76 on the season.
• LA Tech starting lineup - Alex Hamilton, Michale Kyser, Erik McCree, Raheem Appleby and Kenneth Smith. These five Bulldogs have started every game this season.
• Kenneth Smith made his team-leading 103rd career start.
• The Bulldogs came into the game having only had one total double-double this season. They got two tonight against WKU - Kenneth Smith with 11 points and 12 assists (sixth career) and Erik McCree with 14 points and 12 rebounds (first career).
• Michale Kyser recorded three blocks. It marks the 10th time this season and the 60th time in his career he has had at least three in a single game. The senior has a total of 63 on the season.
• Smith set a new season-high with 12 assists. He has registered at least 10 in a single game six times this season.
• Hamilton and Appleby each had a team-high 17 points. They both have 350 points total this season.
• Hamilton jumped to 29th on the all-time career scoring list, passing Wayne Smith and Kenyon McNeail. The junior now has 1,152 career points.
• Erik McCree pulled down a career-high 12 rebounds.
• Alex Hamilton cracked the top 10 for career steals at LA Tech with three tonight. He now has 129 in his career which is ninth all-time.