Florida International vs Louisiana Tech

FIU crushed by Louisiana Tech 85-51


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RUSTON, La. (AP) Jaron Johnson scored 18 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as Louisiana Tech crushed FIU 85-51 on Saturday night.

Louisiana Tech (14-3, 2-0 Conference USA) led 42-24 at intermission, mostly due to the Bulldogs 19 trips to the foul line while FIU attempted just seven.

FIU (9-8, 1-1) also lost the rebounding battle, allowing Louisiana Tech 11 first half offensive rebounds and grabbing only five on their end. The Bulldogs entered the game ranked 12th in Division I rebounding, averaging 41.6 per game.

Things got worse for FIU in the second frame as Tech inched further ahead and led 62-35 midway through when Jaron Johnson dunked the ball on a feed by Kenneth Smith. It was Johnsons third inside the paint basket in just over a minute.

FIU had no answer for Tech's dominance inside and suffered a 34 point loss.

Tymell Murphy led FIU with 13 points and nine rebounds.

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