Louisiana Tech versus Utah State Game Notes
Feb. 28, 2013
Louisiana Tech vs. Utah State Feb. 28, 2013 Game Notes
With the 84-61 win, Louisiana Tech sweeps the season series over Utah State for the first time ever. The Aggies still hold the all-time lead over the Bulldogs 14-5.
No. 25 LA Tech improves to 25-3 on the season while extending its winning streak to 17 games, the second longest active streak in the country.
The 25 wins are the third most victories in a single season for the program.
Utah State falls to 19-8 on the season.
The Bulldogs stay undefeated in conference play with a 15-0 record and remain in first place in the WAC. The 15 conference wins is the most in program history in a single season.
Utah State drops to 9-6 in the WAC and is in fifth place.
The Bulldogs are riding a 17-game home winning streak after the win, tied for the fifth longest active streak in the country. They have not lost at home since Jan. 28, 2012.
LA Tech remains one of only five teams in the country still undefeated in conference play (Gonzaga, Memphis, Akron, Norfolk State).
With the win, coach White improves his overall record to 43-19, giving him the most wins in his first two seasons as a head coach at LA Tech in program history.
The announced attendance of 5,506 Bulldog fans was a season-high.
The 84 points by LA Tech was the most given up by Utah State all season.
The Bulldogs shot 31-of-62 from the field for 50 percent. It was the fourth time this season they have shot at least 50 percent or better in a game.
The Bulldog bench outscored the starters 49 to 35. It's the eighth time this season they have done so.
The Bulldogs forced 15 turnovers, scoring 25 points off of those turnovers. It was the 20th time this season LA Tech has forced at least 15 turnovers.
Michale Kyser had four blocks on the night giving him 79 on the season, the second most in a single season behind only Willie Simmons (92 in 1984-85). It's the 17th game this season Kyser has had at least three blocks in a game.
Brandon Gibson led all scorers with 20 points, including 4-of-5 from three-point range. He also scored 20 versus Utah State in their previous meeting on Jan. 26.
Raheem Appleby had 15 points off 6-of-11 shooting. It was the 16th time this season he has scored at least 15 points in a game.
Kenyon McNeail knocked down three three-pointers, giving him 132 for his career which moves him into fifth place all-time.
Utah State did not make their first basket until the 16:06 mark.