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Louisiana Tech advances past Southern Miss 88-70


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EL PASO, Texas (AP) Alex Hamilton scored 18 points as Louisiana Tech eliminated Southern Miss 88-70 in a Conference USA semifinal game on Friday.

The Bulldogs will face Tulsa (20-12), which defeated Middle Tennessee 76-69, in the final on Saturday.

Louisiana Tech (27-6) trailed by one after Michael Craig's dunk at 3:37 in the first gave Southern Miss (27-5) a 21-20 lead. But the Bulldogs went on a 12-5 run to close the half, including 3-pointers by Hamilton and Kenyon McNeail, to lead 32-26 at the break.

Hamilton drilled back-to-back 3-pointers to start the second as the Bulldogs used a 19-7 run to open a 51-33 lead. Southern Miss head coach Donnie Tyndall called timeout and his team scored the next nine points, but La Tech turned it around and ran off 10 straight points to keep the Golden Eagles at bay.

Five Bulldogs scored in double figures; Craig led Southern Miss with 19.

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Southern Miss (27-6)264470
Louisiana Tech (27-6) «325688
USM:M. Craig 19 Pts
USM:M. Craig 9 Reb
USM:N. Watson 3 Ast
LATECH:A. Hamilton 18 Pts
LATECH:M. Kyser 10 Reb
LATECH:K. Smith 10 Ast

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PLAYERS OF THE GAME
Southern MissLouisiana Tech
USM
Michael Craig
LATECH
Kenneth Smith
PtsRebsAstPtsRebsAst
199116310
Southern Miss Golden Eagles
N. Watson, G352-60-01335
A. Brown, F311-60-03142
J. Brooks, G305-101-110314
D. Boardingham, F215-70-030410
M. Bingaya, G-F50-10-01000
M. Craig, G-F259-111-291419
J. Eason, F213-50-08156
D. Houston, G194-74-521312
C. Armelin, G131-30-02022
N. Carey, FDid Not Play
J. Chapman, GDid Not Play
D. Hayes, G-FDid Not Play
U. Ifeanyichukwa, FDid Not Play
M. Reid, GDid Not Play
Totals 30-566-83072870
 53.6%75.0% 
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs
M. Kyser, F342-51-210125
K. Smith, G345-62-2310216
A. Hamilton, G347-130-354118
J. Johnson, G274-107-1031315
C. Anderson, F245-142-430413
K. McNeail, G263-67-931315
C. Johnson, G130-23-63003
G. Talbot, F-C60-10-03020
S. Gjuroski, F11-10-00003
R. Appleby, G10-00-00000
I. Massey, FDid Not Play
E. McCree, FDid Not Play
L. Edwards, FDid Not Play
J. Butler, FDid Not Play
Totals 27-5822-3633171788
 46.6%61.1% 
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
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UAB12-416-13164
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UTEP11-519-960
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North Texas8-814-14209
UT-San Antonio7-913-14229
Marshall7-911-18291
Rice7-910-18267
Charlotte6-1013-16203
FIU6-1013-16237
So. Miss4-139-19305
FAU1-158-19299
 
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