Dec. 11, 2013
RUSTON - LA Tech vs. Northwestern State Post-Game Notes (12/11/13)
With a 93-71 victory at home, Louisiana Tech (8-2, 0-0 C-USA) now leads the all-time series 78-64 over Northwestern State (3-5).
With a total of 93 points scored, tonight's game marks the fifth time Louisiana Tech has scored at least 90 points in a game this season.
Raheem Appleby's 20 points in the first half vs. Northwestern State is the most points he has scored in a single half since scoring 21 in the second half at Chattanooga last season. Appleby finished the night with a team-leading 28 points.
Kenneth Smith's 12 assists on the night is the most by any Conference USA player this season. Smith finished the night with a double-double, the first of his collegiate career. Smith recorded 12 points and 12 assists in the win over the Demons.
With three blocks tonight vs. the Demons, Michale Kyser has had at least three blocks in nine of the 10 games the Bulldogs have played this season.
After totaling four steals in the victory over Northwestern State, Kenneth Smith is now just one shy of cracking the Top 10 in career steals in Bulldog history. Smith has a career total of 124 steals as a Bulldog.
Appleby's 28 points vs. the Demons is a season-high for the junior guard thus far this season.
The Bulldogs are now 8-0 when leading opponents at halftime. Tonight, LA Tech led Northwestern State, 45-34.
The 22-point margin of victory in tonight's game is the most in the series between both Louisiana Tech and Northwestern State since the 1998-99 season when the Bulldogs defeated the Demons 63-41 in Natchitoches.