Spring Hill vs Louisiana Tech

Louisiana Tech 69, Spring Hill 41


RUSTON, La. (AP) - Freshman Raheem Appleby had 17 points and 10 rebounds for his first career double-double to lead Louisiana Tech to a 69-41 victory over Spring Hill on Thursday night.

Kenyon McNeail added 14 points, hitting 4 of 5 3-pointers for the Bulldogs (8-6) in the first meeting between the two teams since 1960. Louisiana Tech leads the series 10-5.

The NAIA Badgers, who trailed by as many as eight points in the first half, tied the game at 19 on a Steve Edwards 3-pointer. Louisiana Tech then closed out the half on a 7-0 run.

After Spring Hill got within five, at 32-27, with 16:46 left, Louisiana Tech went on a 13-0 run to pull away, holding the Badgers scoreless for 4 1/2 minutes.

Frederick Gatson led Spring Hill, which counted the game as an exhibition, with 14 points. Jake Thelen, who was averaging 17.2 points per game, scored four.

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Spring Hill Badgers
J. Thelen, F232-70-24304
S. Burches, G322-60-25424
F. Gatson, G276-102-251314
T. Martin, G262-60-00114
B. Williams, G201-42-22044
A. Looney212-40-13014
C. Gordon142-20-03024
S. Edwards111-30-01003
B. Taylor100-00-01020
H. Butler90-20-00010
T. Schwab70-10-00110
Totals 18-454-928101741
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs
R. Souza, F131-40-03012
R. Appleby, G317-181-2102117
T. Gaskins, G293-80-01517
K. McNeaill, G224-52-412014
C. Johnson, G111-40-14102
K. Smith231-20-04343
B. Gibson183-101-612028
M. Kyser172-45-64109
L. Smith121-30-01022
A. Carr111-30-02013
J. Lewis101-20-02022
S. Gjuroski30-10-01000
Totals 25-649-1948141469

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Old Dominion12-619-12136
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UT-San Antonio8-1014-19264
So. Miss6-129-22331
North Texas2-168-22339
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BC 46
ELON 62 Final
NC 100
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RUT 85
PSU 53 Final
Michigan 71
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MU 57