Post-Game Notes

Dec. 18, 2015

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Louisiana Tech 83, Southern 76
Dec. 18, 2015
Thomas Assembly Center


• With the 83-76 win, LA Tech improved to 9-2 on the season. It matches the best start to the regular season since 2009.

• LA Tech has now won 37 straight games at home, the second longest active streak in the country.

• LA Tech is now 56-1 at home since February of 2012. It is the highest home winning percentage in the nation during that time span.

• The Bulldogs now lead the all-time series over the Jaguars, 5-2, having won three straight meetings.

• The Bulldogs have won 10 straight games against SWAC opponents.

• LA Tech scored at least 80 points for the ninth time in 11 games this season.

• The Bulldogs shot 8-of-20 from three-point range for 40 percent, tying their season high.

• LA Tech outrebounded Southern, 39-35. It marked the first time in four games that the Bulldogs had a rebounding advantage.

• LA Tech starters -- Alex Hamilton, Dayon Griffin, Jacobi Boykins, Erik McCree and Branden Sheppard.

Alex Hamilton made his 86th consecutive start.

• With 19 points, Alex Hamilton moved into 15th on the all-time career scoring list passing George Corley (1967-71). Hamilton now has 1,521 career points.

• With seven assists, Alex Hamilton moved into eighth on the all-time career assists list passing Emmerson Wafer (1978-82). Hamilton now has 360 career assists.

• With one steal, Alex Hamilton moved into a tie for fourth on the all-time career steals list with Alan Davis (1981-85). He now has 173 career steals.

• With eight made free throws, Alex Hamilton moved into a tie for second on the all-time career free throws made list with Mike McConathy (1973-77). Hamilton now has 465 made free throws in his career. He is six shy of setting the program record.

Erik McCree led the team in scoring for the sixth time this season with 21 points. It marked the fifth time this season he has scored 20+ in a game.

Erik McCree also added a team-high 10 rebounds, posting his third double-double of the season and the sixth of his career.

Derric Jean posted a career-high 15 points. The true freshman has scored in double digits in five games this season.

Branden Sheppard went a perfect 5-of-5 from the field, scoring 10 points.

Merrill Holden played his first game of the season after sitting out the first 10 games due to a thumb injury. He registered 16 minutes of action with four points, four rebounds and two blocks.




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