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Boykins scores 23, Louisiana Tech beats Montana State 71-58

RUSTON, La. (AP) Jacobi Boykins scored 23 points, including six 3-pointers, and Jalen Harris added 15 points to help Louisiana Tech beat Montana State 71-58 on Saturday night.

DaQuan Bracey had 12 points and five assists for Louisiana Tech (3-0). Harris, who came in averaging 25.5 points per game, and Bracey (17.5 points per game) combined to make 7 of 21 field-goal attempts.

The Bulldogs used a 9-0 run, including a 3-pointer by Boykins to open the second half, that spanned the break to take 40-31 lead and Derric Jean's layup made it 52-38 with about 11 minutes to go. Isaac Bonton and Harald Frey scored five points apiece during a 10-2 that pulled Montana State (2-2) within six points, but Louisiana Tech scored the next seven points and the Bobcats would get no closer.

Frey led Montana State with 17 points and Bonton finished with 12 and nine rebounds.

The Bobcats made just 8 of 33 (24 percent), and were outscored 36-27, in the second half.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
12T
away team logo Montana State 2-2 312758
home team logo Louisiana Tech 3-0 353671
Team Stats
away team logo Montana State 2-2 78.2 PPG 36.8 RPG 15.3 APG
home team logo Louisiana Tech 3-0 72.3 PPG 39.2 RPG 13.3 APG
Key Players
3
T. Hall 20.5 PPG 4.7 RPG 2.8 APG 44.7 FG%
4
D. Bracey 15.5 PPG 3.2 RPG 4.0 APG 42.6 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB