New Mexico State vs Louisiana Tech

Louisiana Tech 81, New Mexico St. 72

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RUSTON, La. (AP) - Alex Hamilton hit 10 of 10 from the foul line and led Louisiana Tech with a career-high 20 points as the Bulldogs purged recent demons with an 81-72 victory over New Mexico State Monday night.

Louisiana State had lost seven straight in the Western Athletic Conference rivalry, including last year's conference championship game.

The Aggies (6-8, 0-2) pulled to 63-61 with 13:49 left before Hamilton scored eight points - including five straight - during an 11-4 run to go up 74-65.

Hamilton, a true freshman, saw expanded action for the second consecutive game after scoring eight points in 21 minutes against Denver Saturday.

The Bulldogs (11-3, 2-0) were backed by Brandon Gibson's 15 points and 14 from Kenyon McNeail.

Daniel Mullings paced the Aggies with 21 points.

New Mexico State entered hitting 30 percent from 3-point range, but made just 1 of 12 from deep Monday.

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Scoreboard
New Mexico State (6-8)393372
Louisiana Tech (11-3) «493281

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New Mexico State Aggies
T. Watson, F362-410-1442414
B. Sy, F303-71-24007
S. Bhullar, C192-43-75027
D. Mullings, G348-164-652421
K. Ross-Miller, G232-60-02434
R. Dixon194-61-46019
T. de Rouen193-64-421110
R. Barry90-10-01000
K. Aronis40-10-00010
E. Weary30-10-01010
M. Buovac20-10-00000
B. West20-10-03000
Totals 24-5423-374291772
 44.4%62.2% 
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs
M. Kyser, F211-50-16032
B. Gibson, G285-60-050315
R. Appleby, G264-150-15208
C. Johnson, G234-70-120110
K. Smith, G173-62-22428
A. Hamilton275-910-1013020
K. McNeail224-82-213314
I. Massey121-30-00032
J. Johnson90-10-01040
C. Anderson81-10-02032
J. Lewis50-20-01130
G. Talbot20-00-00010
S. Gjuroski00-00-00000
Totals 28-6314-1733132681
 44.4%82.4% 
Western Athletic
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
New Mex. St.0-08-2104
Grand Canyon0-07-3202
Utah Valley0-07-472
Seattle0-07-5232
Cal-Baker.0-06-663
UT-Rio Grande Valley0-06-6279
UMKC0-03-8172
Chicago St.0-02-11306

Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Middle Tenn.0-07-114
La. Tech0-07-389
Marshall0-07-3168
Old Dominion0-07-368
FAU0-06-3108
So. Miss0-06-4257
UAB0-06-4190
Western Ky.0-06-466
North Texas0-06-5256
UT-San Antonio0-06-5240
FIU0-05-5281
Charlotte0-03-6331
UTEP0-03-6212
Rice0-03-7293
 
Other games
CINCY 70 Final
PITT 61
SDAK 50 Final
KSU 70
MIST 63 Final
MINN 76
CCSU 62 Final
SYR 96
IND 69 Final
IOWA 65
NCGN 68 Final
NCST 89
GONZ 69 Final
OKST 68
NMEX 46 Final
STL 60