March 2, 2013
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).
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).