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
Middle Tenn.15-125-429
La. Tech13-421-9116
Old Dominion11-518-10131
UTEP11-513-15245
Rice10-620-9162
Marshall9-716-13125
UAB8-815-14180
Western Ky.7-913-16223
UT-San Antonio7-912-17296
Charlotte6-1012-15240
FAU6-1010-17285
So. Miss6-119-20334
North Texas2-148-20335
FIU2-146-23343

Sun Belt
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
UT-Arlington12-322-634
Georgia St.11-518-10122
Ga. Southern11-518-11107
Arkansas St.10-519-993
Texas St.9-616-11204
Coast. Car.9-714-15155
Troy8-716-13205
UL Lafayette7-817-11135
S. Alabama6-913-15218
Little Rock4-1113-15255
App. St.3-138-19297
UL-Monroe2-138-20303
 
Other games
TENN 36 Final
GTOWN 37
ORST 78 Final
KAN 84
SYR 91 Final
ARK 82