Post-Game Notes

Feb. 4, 2016

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Louisiana Tech 90, Rice 78
Feb. 4, 2016
Tudor Fieldhouse


• With the 90-78 victory, Louisiana Tech improved to 17-5 on the season and 6-3 in Conference USA play.

• LA Tech now leads the all-time series against Rice, 12-5. The Bulldogs have won five straight over the Owls.

• The Bulldogs are riding a four-game winning streak.

• LA Tech has won 17 of its last 18 games over Texas schools.

• With the win, the Bulldogs became only the 13th team in the country to reach 100 wins since the 2012-13 season.

• The Bulldogs scored 90+ points for the fifth time this season and the first time on the road.

• The 55.7 percent (34-61) shooting percentage is the second highest as a team this season.

• LA Tech scored 52 points in the paint, the second most this season (56 versus Millsaps College, Nov. 13).

• The 24 fouls committed was a season-high for the Bulldogs.

• The 15 three-point shot attempts was the second fewest of the season for LA Tech. The Bulldogs went 6-of-15 for 40 percent.

• The Bulldogs limited the Owls to 78 points. Rice came in averaging 89 points in its last three home games.

• LA Tech starters -- Alex Hamilton, Dayon Griffin, Jacobi Boykins, Erik McCree and Merrill Holden. This was the fifth straight game with this starting lineup.

Alex Hamilton made his 97th consecutive start.



Alex Hamilton tied his career high with 31 points (at Oklahoma, 12/30/13). The senior guard now has 1,737 points as he passed Paul Millsap (2003-06) and Karl Malone (1982-85) to move into seventh on the all-time career scoring list.

• It marked the fifth time in Hamilton's career he has scored 30+ points in a single game and the second time this season.

Alex Hamilton has scored at least 13 points in 21 of 22 games this season.

Alex Hamilton also led the team in rebounding with nine and in assists with five.

Alex Hamilton went 10-of-15 from the foul line. It marked the 25th time in his career he has attempted at least 10 free throws in a single game.

Alex Hamilton had one steal, tying him for second on the all-time career steals list with Gerrod Henderson (1998-2002). He now has 191 steals

Dayon Griffin scored 15 points. The sophomore guard has scored in double figures in nine of the last 10 games.

Erik McCree finished with 15 points. The junior forward has scored in double figures in 18 of 22 games this season.

Derric Jean came off the bench to score 12 points. It marked the first game the freshman has registered 10+ points since Jan. 2 versus Southern Miss. He had only scored eight points total in the last five games combined.


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