Louisiana Tech vs Georgia State

Louisiana Tech 86, Georgia St. 68

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ATLANTA (AP) - Raheem Appleby scored a career-high 34 points and Louisiana Tech defeated Georgia State 86-68 Friday night to win its seventh straight game.

Appleby was 14 of 19 from the field and also grabbed seven rebounds for the Bulldogs, who start the season 7-1 for only the second time in 20 years.

Georgia State (3-4) led 14-7 early, with R.J. Hunter scoring seven points in the opening 4 minutes. Alex Hamilton's seven straight points sparked a 19-4 Louisiana Tech run, and Cordarius Johnson added eight points in the spurt, including two 3-pointers.

The Bulldogs, who led by as many as 28, had a 45-36 rebounding advantage.

Kenneth Smith added 15 points and Cordarius Johnson 14 for Louisiana Tech, which shot 54.2 percent (32 of 59) compared to 34.7 percent (25 of 72) for the Panthers.

Hunter scored 23 points and Manny Atkins and Devonta White added 13 apiece for Georgia State

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Louisiana Tech Bulldogs
M. Kyser, F212-41-25515
K. Smith, G353-39-1056215
R. Appleby, G3314-193-572034
B. Gibson, G273-80-09416
C. Johnson, G195-100-040314
A. Hamilton213-71-11207
I. Massey132-40-04144
C. Anderson120-00-02030
K. McNeail60-11-22101
J. Johnson50-20-11000
J. Lewis40-00-01010
S. Gjuroski20-10-00000
G. Talbot20-00-00010
Totals 32-5915-2145211686
 54.2%71.4% 
Georgia State Panthers
M. Atkins, F334-162-392313
M. Crider, F231-40-04142
D. Burguillos, F172-50-04034
D. White, G324-103-621213
R. Hunter, G309-194-672123
R. Richardson242-70-01136
J. Vincent150-20-03010
T. Shipes120-00-23230
D. Travers80-10-00100
C. Solomon63-81-11007
Totals 25-7210-1836102068
 34.7%55.6% 
Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
UAB16-226-783
Middle Tenn.13-525-1078
La. Tech12-623-9122
Old Dominion12-622-13140
Marshall12-617-16128
UTEP10-819-14214
Charlotte9-914-19234
Western Ky.8-1018-16158
FIU7-1113-19270
North Texas7-1112-20295
Rice7-1112-20279
So. Miss5-138-21315
FAU5-138-25300
UT-San Antonio3-155-27347

Sun Belt
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Little Rock17-330-542
UL-Monroe15-520-1496
UT-Arlington13-724-11105
UL Lafayette12-819-15156
Ga. Southern10-1014-17243
Georgia St.9-1116-14180
Texas St.8-1215-16238
S. Alabama8-1214-19240
Arkansas St.7-1311-20284
App. St.7-139-22259
Troy4-169-22293
 
Other games
TENN 36 Final
GTOWN 37
ORST 78 Final
KAN 84
SYR 91 Final
ARK 82