Post-Game Notes

Feb. 18, 2016

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Louisiana Tech 87, UTSA 74
Feb. 18, 2016
UTSA Convocation Center

POST-GAME NOTES

• With the 87-74 win, LA Tech improved to 20-6 on the season. It marks the 23rd 20-win season for the Bulldogs in the program's history and the fourth straight.
• LA Tech improved to 9-4 in Conference USA, remaining in fourth in the league standings.
• LA Tech now leads the all-time series over UTSA, 10-2. The Bulldogs have won five straight overall and four straight in San Antonio.
• The Bulldogs have now won seven of their last eight games.
• With the 20th victory, Eric Konkol tied Jerry Loyd (1989-90) and Tommy Joe Eagles (1985-86) for the most wins for a first-year head coach at LA Tech.
• The Bulldogs shot a season-high 60.4 percent from the field (32-53), the best percentage since shooting 63.2 percent on Nov. 25, 2013 versus UNCG.
• LA Tech is a perfect 9-0 this season when shooting at least 50 percent.
• The 87 points scored is the second most on the road this season.
• The Bulldogs had a +11 rebounding advantage. It marked the third game this season the Bulldogs had at least at +10 rebounding margin in a single game.
• The Bulldogs had a season-high nine dunks.
• LA Tech starting lineup -- Alex Hamilton, Dayon Griffin, Jacobi Boykins, Jy'lan Washington and Merrill Holden. This was the 11th different starting lineup for the Bulldogs this season.
Alex Hamilton made his 101st straight start.
• True freshman Jy'lan Washington made his second career start.
Alex Hamilton scored a game-high 25 points on 10-of-11 shooting. It marked the 10th time this season the senior has scored at least 20 points in a single game.
• By going 4-of-6 from the foul line, Alex Hamilton set a new program record for career free throw attempts, passing Anthony Dade (1988-92). He now has 771.
Merrill Holden had a career high in points (18) and rebounds (nine). The junior has scored in double figures in seven of the last 10 games.
Derric Jean came off the bench to score a career-high 16 points. His previous best was 15 versus Southern back on Dec. 18.
Jacobi Boykins added 14 points while hitting two three-pointers. The sophomore has hit a three-pointer in 22 of 24 games this season.
Alex Hamilton tied his career high with five steals. He now has 200 for his career which ranks as the second most in program history.


 

 

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