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Louisiana Tech rallies to turn back Western Kentucky 62-50

RUSTON, La. (AP) DaQuan Bracey scored 17 points, Anthony Duruji grabbed 11 rebounds and Amorie Archibald handed out 10 assists, matching his career high, to lead Louisiana Tech to a 62-50 victory over Western Kentucky on Saturday.

Reserve Ra'Shawn Langston pitched in 15 points for the Bulldogs (15-7, 5-4 Conference USA), who handed preseason favorite Western Kentucky its fourth conference loss.

The Hilltoppers (11-10, 4-4), who came in with three C-USA losses by a combined five points and sporting a three-game win streak, got 11 first-half points from Jared Savage and took a 28-21 lead. The second half was a different story. Savage failed to score, WKU sank just 6 of 22 shots (27 percent), including 0 of 5 from distance, and the Hilltoppers failed to make a basket over the final 7:32 of the game.

Western Kentucky's super freshman Charles Bassey had another stellar game. Bassey scored 16 points on 4-of-5 shooting from the floor and an 8-for-8 effort at the foul line and grabbed eight rebounds. Bassey came into the game leading C-USA with nine double-doubles. He was also leading the conference in shooting percentage (63.5), rebounds (195) and his league-leading 47 blocks were more than the total of 68 Division I teams. He didn't have a block against Louisiana Tech, which remained unbeaten at home this season.

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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 W. Kentucky 11-10 282250
home team logo Louisiana Tech 15-7 214162
Team Stats
away team logo W. Kentucky 11-10 71.4 PPG 40.2 RPG 12.3 APG
home team logo Louisiana Tech 15-7 72.3 PPG 39.2 RPG 13.3 APG
Key Players
23
C. Bassey 14.6 PPG 10.0 RPG 0.7 APG 62.7 FG%
4
D. Bracey 15.5 PPG 3.2 RPG 4.0 APG 42.6 FG%
Top Scorers
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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