Louisiana Tech versus San Jose State Game Notes


 

 

March 2, 2013

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Louisiana Tech vs. San Jose State March 2, 2013 Game Notes

• With the 88-61 win, Louisiana Tech now leads the all-time series over San Jose State 17-9. They also complete the season sweep and have won four straight over SJSU.

• No. 25 LA Tech improves to 26-3 on the season and is riding a program record 18-game winning streak which is the longest active winning streak in the country (have not lost since Dec. 12, 2012).

• The 26 victories on the season is tied for the second most in program history (1983-84).

• San Jose State loses their 12th game in a row and fall to 9-18.

• LA Tech stays undefeated in conference play with a 16-0 record and clinch a share of the WAC regular season title for the first time since joining the league in 2001.

• The 16 conference wins is a school record and also ties the WAC record for most conference wins in a single season (Nevada, 2004-05).

• LA Tech remains one of four teams in the country still undefeated in conference play (Gonzaga, Memphis, Norfolk State).

• San Jose State is now 3-13 in conference play.

• With the win, coach White improves his overall record to 44-19, giving him the highest winning percentage (.698) of any Bulldog head coach.

• The Bulldogs complete home perfection by going 14-0 this season, the first time they have been undefeated in the TAC since the last time they were conference champions (1998-99 Sun Belt).

• It is the eighth time in history LA Tech has gone undefeated at home in a single season and the 14 wins ties for the most home wins in a single season at home (1983-84, 1984-85).

• The Thomas Assembly Center had a total of 49,439 Bulldog fans in attendance to watch the Bulldogs this season, a home game average of 3,531. It is the largest average attendance in the TAC since 1989-90 (4,006).

• LA Tech starters were Raheem Appleby, Kenneth Smith, Cordarius Johnson, Brandon Gibson and J.L. Lewis. Lewis made his first start of the season for the Bulldogs.

• The Bulldog bench scored 43 points on the night.

• Forward Michale Kyser had three blocks, giving him 82 for the season and just 10 shy of the all-time Bulldog record of 92 by Willie Simmons (1984-85). It was the 18th time this season he has registered at least three blocks in a game.

• Guard Kenneth Smith had nine assists to zero turnovers. That marks the fifth time in the last nine games he has had at least nine assists to zero turnovers.

• The Bulldogs defense forced at least 20 turnovers (21) for the 12th time this season, and scored 24 points off of those turnovers.

• Forward Lewis made his first three-pointer of the season. It was the fifth of his career.

• Guard Cordarius Johnson tied his career-high with nine rebounds which was also a game-high.

• Guard Raheem Appleby led all scorers with 16 points. It was the 17th time he has scored at least 15 points in a game this season.

• Guard Alex Hamilton tied his career-high with four steals. The other time he had four steals was also against San Jose State (1/24).