Denver vs Louisiana Tech

Louisiana Tech 68, Denver 60

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RUSTON, La. (AP) - Raheem Appleby scored eight of his 12 points in the first half as Louisiana Tech defeated Denver 68-60 Saturday night in the Western Athletic Conference opener for both teams.

Kenneth Smith and Kenyon McNeail added 10 points each for the Bulldogs (10-3), who came in having lost two of their previous four games.

Louisiana Tech took the lead at 6-4 and never relinquished it as the Pioneers have yet to win a road game.

Ahead 32-26 at halftime, the Bulldogs expanded their cushion to 47-37 with 12:04 left.

Denver (4-7) could get no closer than six, the last time at 58-52 with 6:50 to go. Louisiana Tech ended the threat with five straight points.

Royce O'Neale led Denver with 18 points. The Pioneers came in leading the conference with a 75.2-percent free-throw percentage (100 of 133), but made 10 of 17 (58.8 percent), 5 of 10 in the second half.

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Denver Pioneers
R. O'Neale, F396-115-872318
C. Udofia, F365-80-062410
B. Olson, G342-80-01146
C. Hallam, G333-72-24339
N. Engesser, G121-40-00002
C. Griffin333-83-76349
M. Byrd51-10-00012
J. Love52-20-00014
B. Foeman30-00-00000
Totals 23-4910-1730112060
 46.9%58.8% 
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs
M. Kyser, F313-62-48128
K. Smith, G333-93-542010
R. Appleby, G325-132-222112
B. Gibson, G192-73-63029
C. Johnson, G153-50-03056
K. McNeail233-72-221310
A. Hamilton213-51-22208
J. Johnson111-11-21023
J. Lewis90-02-21122
C. Anderson60-00-01010
Totals 23-5316-253291868
 43.4%64% 
Summit League
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
No. Dak. St.11-419-9100
South Dakota11-420-10115
Denver8-716-12196
Neb.-Omaha8-715-13153
IPFW7-818-11176
S. Dak. St.7-814-16210
IUPUI7-813-16230
Western Ill.5-108-18318
Oral Roberts4-128-22287

Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Middle Tenn.14-124-431
La. Tech13-321-8122
Old Dominion10-517-10132
UTEP10-512-15260
Rice9-619-9182
Marshall8-715-13127
UAB8-715-13178
Western Ky.7-813-15220
UT-San Antonio7-812-16300
Charlotte6-912-14233
FAU5-109-17288
So. Miss5-118-20336
North Texas2-138-19332
FIU2-136-22340
 
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AF 61 Final
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