Louisiana Tech vs Georgia State

Louisiana Tech 86, Georgia St. 68

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ATLANTA (AP) - Raheem Appleby scored a career-high 34 points and Louisiana Tech defeated Georgia State 86-68 Friday night to win its seventh straight game.

Appleby was 14 of 19 from the field and also grabbed seven rebounds for the Bulldogs, who start the season 7-1 for only the second time in 20 years.

Georgia State (3-4) led 14-7 early, with R.J. Hunter scoring seven points in the opening 4 minutes. Alex Hamilton's seven straight points sparked a 19-4 Louisiana Tech run, and Cordarius Johnson added eight points in the spurt, including two 3-pointers.

The Bulldogs, who led by as many as 28, had a 45-36 rebounding advantage.

Kenneth Smith added 15 points and Cordarius Johnson 14 for Louisiana Tech, which shot 54.2 percent (32 of 59) compared to 34.7 percent (25 of 72) for the Panthers.

Hunter scored 23 points and Manny Atkins and Devonta White added 13 apiece for Georgia State

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Scoreboard
Louisiana Tech (7-1) «444286
Georgia State (3-4)303868

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Louisiana Tech Bulldogs
M. Kyser, F212-41-25515
K. Smith, G353-39-1056215
R. Appleby, G3314-193-572034
B. Gibson, G273-80-09416
C. Johnson, G195-100-040314
A. Hamilton213-71-11207
I. Massey132-40-04144
C. Anderson120-00-02030
K. McNeail60-11-22101
J. Johnson50-20-11000
J. Lewis40-00-01010
S. Gjuroski20-10-00000
G. Talbot20-00-00010
Totals 32-5915-2145211686
 54.2%71.4% 
Georgia State Panthers
M. Atkins, F334-162-392313
M. Crider, F231-40-04142
D. Burguillos, F172-50-04034
D. White, G324-103-621213
R. Hunter, G309-194-672123
R. Richardson242-70-01136
J. Vincent150-20-03010
T. Shipes120-00-23230
D. Travers80-10-00100
C. Solomon63-81-11007
Totals 25-7210-1836102068
 34.7%55.6% 
Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Middle Tenn.17-131-535
La. Tech14-423-10117
Old Dominion12-619-12136
UTEP12-615-17222
Rice11-723-12168
Marshall10-820-15112
UAB9-917-16198
Western Ky.9-915-17226
UT-San Antonio8-1014-19264
Charlotte7-1113-17243
FAU6-1210-20282
So. Miss6-129-22331
FIU3-157-24337
North Texas2-168-22339

Sun Belt
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
UT-Arlington14-427-945
Georgia St.12-620-13104
Arkansas St.11-720-12120
Texas St.11-722-14179
Ga. Southern11-718-15122
UL Lafayette10-821-12114
Troy10-822-15147
Coast. Car.10-820-19183
S. Alabama7-1114-18231
Little Rock6-1215-17244
App. St.4-149-21300
UL-Monroe2-169-24297
 
Other games
TENN 36 Final
GTOWN 37
ORST 78 Final
KAN 84
SYR 91 Final
ARK 82