Post-Game Notes

Dec. 12, 2015

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LA Tech 91, ULL 79
Dec. 12, 2015
Thomas Assembly Center

POST-GAME NOTES

• With the 91-79 win, LA Tech improved to 8-1 on the season. It is the best start to the regular season for the Bulldogs since the 1989-90 season.

• With the win, LA Tech now leads the all-time series over Louisiana-Lafayette, 88-73. The victory ended a two-game losing skid to the Ragin' Cajuns.

• In the last 10 games in Ruston, LA Tech is 9-1 versus ULL.

• LA Tech has now won 36 straight games at home, the second longest active streak in the country.

• Since February of 2012, the Bulldogs are 55-1 at home which is the highest winning percentage in the nation during that span.

• For the second time this season, the Bulldogs overcame a double-digit second half deficit to win by double-figures. They trailed UT Arlington by 12 and ended up winning by 12.

• LA Tech has scored at least 90 points in three games this season.

• The Bulldogs scored 58 points in the second half, the second most points they have scored in one period this season (scored 60 in first half against Millsaps College).

• LA Tech shot 8-of-20 for 40 percent from beyond the arc, tying for the best shooting percentage from three this season (also shot 40 percent at Ohio State).

• The Bulldogs went 3-of-9 in the first half on free throws. After missing their first free throw attempt in the second half, LA Tech went on to make their next 18 straight free throws.

• LA Tech has trailed in four-of-six home games this season. The Bulldogs have won all four. They trailed 37-33 at intermission.

• It took the Bulldogs over five minutes to record their first field goal. Alex Hamilton broke the dry spell with a corner three ball with 14:53 remaining in the first half.

• In the first 22 minutes of game action, UL-Lafayette shot 5-of-6 from the field when leading by two points or less.

• The Bulldog defense held the Ragin' Cajuns to 79 points. ULL came in averaging 91.8 points per game, the second best scoring offense in the country.

• LA Tech starters -- Alex Hamilton, Dayon Griffin, Jacobi Boykins, Erik McCree and Branden Sheppard. This is the eighth different starting lineup in nine games this season.

Alex Hamilton made his 84th consecutive start.

• The Bulldogs had three players score at least 20 points (Alex Hamilton, Erik McCree and Dayon Griffin).

Alex Hamilton and Erik McCree have scored in double figures in 8-of-9 games this season.

Alex Hamilton scored a season-high 30 points. It marked the fourth time in his career he has registered at least 30 points in a single game. He also pulled down a team-high 11 rebounds and had eight assists.

Alex Hamilton went 14-of-16 from the foul line. It marked the 17th time in his career he has attempted at least 10 free throws in a single game.

• With the 14 made free throws, Hamilton now has 453 for his career which is the fourth most in program history.

Dayon Griffin recorded a new career high with 22 points on 9-of-10 shooting. He was also 4-of-4 from beyond the arc, becoming the first Bulldog to hit four three-pointers in a game this season.

Erik McCree tied his season high with 25 points, 17 of those coming in the second half. It marked the third time this season the redshirt junior has recorded 20+ points in a single game.


 

 

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