Feb. 13, 2016
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Louisiana Tech 85, UAB 76
Feb. 13, 2016
Thomas Assembly Center
With the 85-76 win, Louisiana Tech improved to 19-6 on the season and 8-4 in Conference USA play.
Announced attendance: 5,213. It marked the largest crowd of the season for the Bulldogs.
The victory by LA Tech snapped a two-game losing skid to UAB. The Bulldogs now trail in the all-time series, 6-3.
LA Tech has won both meetings in Ruston against UAB.
LA Tech improved to 14-1 at home this season.
Since February of 2012, the Bulldogs are 63-2 at home which is the best home winning percentage in the country during that span.
LA Tech is now 2-0 all-time in Red Out games.
The 85 total points is the most allowed by UAB all season.
For the eighth time this season, the Bulldogs came back to win after trailing at halftime. LA Tech trailed, 36-29, at intermission.
The Bulldogs have won four games this season after trailing by as much as 10 points in the game.
LA Tech scored 56 points in the second half, marking the fourth time this season the team has scored 50+ in a single stanza.
With the victory, Alex Hamilton became the all-time winningest Bulldog in program history with 102 wins.
With the win, Eric Konkol tied Keith Richard (1998-99) for the second most wins (19) for a first-year head coach in program history.
LA Tech starters -- Alex Hamilton, Dayon Griffin, Jacobi Boykins, Erik McCree and Merrill Holden. This is the eighth straight game with this starting lineup.
Alex Hamilton made his 100th consecutive start as a Bulldog.
Erik McCree scored a career-high 33 points, the most by any Bulldog this season. It was the most points scored by a Bulldog since Kenyon McNeail scored 34 points at UTSA on Jan. 12, 2013.
The 33 points by Erik McCree is tied for the seventh most points scored by a Bulldog inside the Thomas Assembly Center's 34-year history. It also marked his second career 30+ scoring performance.
Alex Hamilton scored 20 points, moving into sixth place on the all-time career scoring list, passing Raheem Appleby (2011-15). He now has 1,789 career points.
Alex Hamilton has nine games this season when he has scored 20+ points.
Merrill Holden registered 12 points, despite only playing 18 minutes due to foul trouble. The junior has scored in double figures in six of the last nine games.
Merrill Holden tied his career high with eight rebounds.
Alex Hamilton recorded a game-high eight assists. It marked the eighth time this season the senior has had 8+ assists in a single game.
Dayon Griffin tied a career high with four steals.