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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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-LRPI Rank
New Mex. St.4-017-272
Cal-Baker.2-111-7176
Grand Canyon2-111-7205
UMKC2-29-11181
Seattle1-29-9303
Utah Valley1-28-9222
UT-Rio Grande Valley1-39-12280
Chicago St.1-35-15238

Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Middle Tenn.5-015-321
La. Tech4-112-6225
UAB4-111-7128
UT-San Antonio4-19-9312
Old Dominion4-211-7125
Marshall4-211-881
Western Ky.3-39-10226
Rice2-312-6174
So. Miss2-35-12337
UTEP2-34-13346
Charlotte2-48-9227
FAU1-45-11325
North Texas0-56-11297
FIU0-54-14345
 
Other games
CINCY 70 Final
PITT 61
SDAK 50 Final
KSU 70
MIST 63 Final
MINN 76
CCSU 62 Final
SYR 96
IND 69 Final
IOWA 65
NCGN 68 Final
NCST 89
GONZ 69 Final
OKST 68
NMEX 46 Final
STL 60