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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
S. Dak. St.12-421-989
No. Dak. St.12-420-9126
Oral Roberts10-617-13158
IPFW9-716-13211
South Dakota9-716-15218
Denver6-1012-17239
IUPUI6-1010-20258
Nebraska Omaha5-1111-17302
Western Ill.3-138-19328

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
 
Other games
WMU 68 Final
NCST 84
SACL 77 Final
DUKE 90
UNLV 73 Final
UNC 79
AUB 79 Final
ILL 81
UK 77 Final
LOU 80
CHST 44 Final
OHST 87
AF 61 Final
FLA 78
CMICH 73 Final
MICH 88
AST 36 Final
SYR 57
UMKC 44 Final
KSU 52
AMER 57 Final
KAN 89
BUT 68 Final
VAN 49
EVAN 70 Final
CREI 87