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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Scoreboard
Denver (4-7)263460
Louisiana Tech (10-3) «323668

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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
South Dakota12-422-12116
No. Dak. St.11-519-11111
Neb.-Omaha9-718-14138
IPFW8-820-13178
Denver8-816-14211
S. Dak. St.8-818-17155
IUPUI7-914-18218
Western Ill.5-118-20325
Oral Roberts4-128-22292

Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Middle Tenn.17-131-535
La. Tech14-423-10117
Old Dominion12-619-12136
UTEP12-615-17222
Rice11-723-12168
Marshall10-820-15112
UAB9-917-16198
Western Ky.9-915-17226
UT-San Antonio8-1014-19264
Charlotte7-1113-17243
FAU6-1210-20282
So. Miss6-129-22331
FIU3-157-24337
North Texas2-168-22339
 
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
BUTL 68 Final
VANDY 49
EVAN 70 Final
CREI 87