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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
La. Tech14-323-755
UAB12-416-13151
Old Dominion11-522-642
UTEP11-519-975
Western Ky.11-518-10115
Middle Tenn.8-815-14181
North Texas8-814-14215
UT-San Antonio7-913-14224
Marshall7-911-18292
Rice7-910-18275
Charlotte6-1013-16201
FIU6-1013-16240
So. Miss4-139-19293
FAU1-158-19304

Sun Belt
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Ga. Southern13-520-7136
Georgia St.13-520-979
UL-Monroe13-519-10128
UL Lafayette11-717-12162
UT-Arlington10-816-12172
UALR8-1113-16263
Texas St.7-1113-14236
App. St.7-1110-17268
S. Alabama7-119-20291
Arkansas St.6-1211-16256
Troy5-1410-18309
 
Other games
TENN 36 Final
GU 37
ORST 78 Final
KAN 84
SYR 91 Final
ARK 82