New Mexico State vs Louisiana Tech

Louisiana Tech 81, New Mexico St. 72

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RUSTON, La. (AP) - Alex Hamilton hit 10 of 10 from the foul line and led Louisiana Tech with a career-high 20 points as the Bulldogs purged recent demons with an 81-72 victory over New Mexico State Monday night.

Louisiana State had lost seven straight in the Western Athletic Conference rivalry, including last year's conference championship game.

The Aggies (6-8, 0-2) pulled to 63-61 with 13:49 left before Hamilton scored eight points - including five straight - during an 11-4 run to go up 74-65.

Hamilton, a true freshman, saw expanded action for the second consecutive game after scoring eight points in 21 minutes against Denver Saturday.

The Bulldogs (11-3, 2-0) were backed by Brandon Gibson's 15 points and 14 from Kenyon McNeail.

Daniel Mullings paced the Aggies with 21 points.

New Mexico State entered hitting 30 percent from 3-point range, but made just 1 of 12 from deep Monday.

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Scoreboard
New Mexico State (6-8)393372
Louisiana Tech (11-3) «493281
 
New Mexico State Aggies
T. Watson, F362-410-1442414
B. Sy, F303-71-24007
S. Bhullar, C192-43-75027
D. Mullings, G348-164-652421
K. Ross-Miller, G232-60-02434
R. Dixon194-61-46019
T. de Rouen193-64-421110
R. Barry90-10-01000
K. Aronis40-10-00010
E. Weary30-10-01010
M. Buovac20-10-00000
B. West20-10-03000
Totals 24-5423-374291772
 44.4%62.2% 
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs
M. Kyser, F211-50-16032
B. Gibson, G285-60-050315
R. Appleby, G264-150-15208
C. Johnson, G234-70-120110
K. Smith, G173-62-22428
A. Hamilton275-910-1013020
K. McNeail224-82-213314
I. Massey121-30-00032
J. Johnson90-10-01040
C. Anderson81-10-02032
J. Lewis50-20-01130
G. Talbot20-00-00010
S. Gjuroski00-00-00000
Totals 28-6314-1733132681
 44.4%82.4% 
Western Athletic
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-L
Utah Valley12-319-12
New Mex. St.12-426-10
Grand Canyon10-615-15
Chicago St.8-813-19
Idaho7-916-18
UMKC7-910-20
Cal-Baker.5-1013-18
Seattle5-1113-17
UT-Pan Am5-119-23

Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-L
So. Miss13-329-7
La. Tech13-329-8
Middle Tenn.13-324-9
Tulsa13-321-13
UTEP12-423-11
Old Dominion9-718-18
Tulane8-817-17
UAB7-918-13
Charlotte7-917-14
FIU7-915-16
North Texas6-1016-16
E. Carolina5-1117-17
FAU5-1110-22
Marshall4-1211-22
UT-San Antonio4-128-22
Rice2-147-23
 
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CINCY 70 Final
PITT 61
SDAK 50 Final
KSU 70
MIST 63 Final
MINN 76
CCTST 62 Final
SYR 96
IND 69 Final
IOWA 65
NCGRN 68 Final
NCST 89
GONZAG 69 Final
OKLAST 68
NMEX 46 Final
STL 60