Feb. 27, 2016
Final Stats |
Louisiana Tech 88, Rice 69
Feb. 27, 2016
Thomas Assembly Center
With the 88-69 victory, Louisiana Tech improved to 22-7 on the season.
The Bulldogs are now 11-5 in Conference USA play, tied with Middle Tennessee and Marshall for second in the league standings.
Announced attendance: 5,527. It marked the largest crowd of the season inside the Thomas Assembly Center.
With the win, LA Tech now leads the all-time series against Rice, 13-5. The Bulldogs have won six straight in the series.
In the two wins this season over Rice, the Bulldogs averaged 89 points per game.
LA Tech is now 65-2 at home since February of 2012. That is the best home court winning percentage in the country during that span.
LA Tech finished with a 16-1 record at home this season, the second most in program history (had 17 last season).
Since joining C-USA in 2013-14, the Bulldogs have 39 league wins, the most of any team in the league.
LA Tech dished out 26 assists, a new season high.
The Bulldogs shot 50.7 percent (35-69) from the field and are now a perfect 10-0 when shooting at least 50 percent.
The 35 made field goals is the second most this season (37 vs. Millsaps College in season opener).
LA Tech forced 16 turnovers, nine of those coming in the first half. The Bulldogs have now forced at least 15 turnovers 97 out of the last 170 games dating back to the 2011-12 season. Their record in such games is 82-15.
LA Tech starters -- Alex Hamilton, Dayon Griffin, Jacobi Boykins, LeAntwan Luckett and Merrill Holden. This was the 12th different starting lineup this season for the Bulldogs.
Alex Hamilton made his 105th consecutive start and his last in the Thomas Assembly Center. He finished with a career TAC overall record of 61-2.
Alex Hamilton registered only the third triple-double in program history with 25 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists and the first since P.J. Brown who did it on Dec. 14, 1991. It was also just the 18th triple-double in C-USA history.
Alex Hamilton moved into fourth on the all-time career scoring list, passing Anthony Dade (1988-92). He now has 1,880 career points.
Alex Hamilton has now scored 20+ points in six of the last eight games and the 12th overall time he has done it this season.
The 11 assists by Alex Hamilton tied his season-high. He has recorded at least five assists in nine of the last 10 games.
Jacobi Boykins scored a career-high 19 points. He had a career-tying seven made field goals, including three three-pointers.
Jacobi Boykins has produced double-digit scoring performances in five of the last six games.
Jacobi Boykins also dished out a career-high five assists.
Dayon Griffin posted 13 points on 6-of-12 shooting. The sophomore also tied his career high with seven rebounds and set a new career high with six assists.
Merrill Holden scored 10 points on the night, taking a career-high 11 shot attempts. The junior has scored in double digits in five of the last six games.