Ruston, LA (Sports Network) - Kenneth Smith scored 22 points and handed out
eight assists as the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs held on to defeat the Idaho
Vandals, 72-66, in Western Athletic Conference action at the Thomas Assembly
Raheem Appleby came off the bench to register 20 points for the Bulldogs
(15-3, 6-0 WAC) in just 23 minutes of action as the team won for the seventh
time in as many games. Kenyon McNeail added 13 points for the hosts.
The Vandals (6-10, 2-4) were paced by Stephen Madison who dropped in 21 points
and grabbed eight rebounds, followed by Kyle Barone with 19 points and seven
boards but still the team lost a fourth straight outing.
LaTech shot a dismal 26.5 percent from the field in the first half, including
2-of-15 beyond the arc, yet the team remained within five points at the break,
In the second half both teams shot at least 50 percent from the floor, but
while Idaho connected on only 1-of-5 from 3-point range, the Bulldogs made
good on 8-of-18 on the perimeter in order to capture the six-point victory.
Idaho was guilty of 23 turnovers, which the Bulldogs traded in for 33 points
on the night.
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