Louisiana Tech vs Hawaii

Louisiana Tech 74, Hawaii 70


HONOLULU (AP) - Raheem Appleby scored a career-high 28 points to lead Louisiana Tech to a 74-70 win over Hawaii on Thursday.

Appleby was 10 of 15 from the field. Cordarius Johnson added 14 points, including four 3-pointers, and J.L. Lewis chipped in 10 points for Louisiana Tech.

The Bulldogs (9-10, 1-3 Western Athletic) snapped a four-game losing streak and picked up their first conference victory, while the Rainbow Warriors (10-8, 2-2) dropped their second straight.

Joston Thomas paced Hawaii with 22 points.

Hawaii shot 51 percent from the field but committed 17 turnovers, which the Bulldogs turned into 22 points.

Louisiana Tech led by as many as eight late in the first half and held a 38-34 halftime advantage.

Hawaii played without starting guards Zane Johnson (stomach flu) and Miah Ostrowski (staph infection). Johnson was averaging a team-high 15.1 points per game, and Ostrowski 6.2 assists per game.

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Louisiana Tech (9-10) «383674
Hawaii (10-8)343670

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Louisiana Tech Bulldogs
J. Lewis, F283-74-590410
R. Appleby, G3610-156-630228
K. McNeaill, G303-101-30327
B. Gibson, G241-40-25352
C. Johnson, G224-92-421314
T. Gaskins343-60-04236
K. Smith131-30-01223
R. Souza72-40-02144
M. Kyser50-10-01000
L. Smith10-10-00000
Totals 27-6013-2031122574
Hawaii Warriors
J. Thomas, F328-146-960222
H. Brereton, F264-60-02018
V. Joaquim, C293-35-1181511
S. Stokes, G393-103-445410
B. Miles, G323-82-22439
G. Jefferson221-23-51135
T. Wiseman152-30-04015
D. Rozitis50-10-00210
Totals 24-4719-3130132070
Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Middle Tenn.17-131-535
La. Tech14-423-10117
Old Dominion12-619-12136
Western Ky.9-915-17226
UT-San Antonio8-1014-19264
So. Miss6-129-22331
North Texas2-168-22339

Western Athletic
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
New Mex. St.11-328-659
Grand Canyon11-322-9131
Utah Valley6-817-17205
UT-Rio Grande Valley2-1210-22319
Chicago St.1-136-26317
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Virginia 70 Final
GT 38
Illinois 52 Final
PSU 54
NC 82 Final
VT 68
PEP 47 Final