Louisiana Tech vs Florida State

    NIT: Louisiana Tech rallies to win at Florida State

    CBSSports.com wire reports

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Raheem Appleby scored 27 points and Alex Hamilton added 16 to help Louisiana Tech rally from a nine-point second half deficit to beat Florida State 71-66 in a first round National Invitational Tournament game Tuesday night.

    Appleby, who made 12 of 19 shots, had 21 of points in the second half, including three quick baskets in a 52-second span that keyed an 11-0 run that gave the lower-seeded Bulldogs a 37-35 lead.

    Louisiana Tech (27-6) will meet the winner of Wednesday's game between Southern Miss and Charleston Southern in second-round play of the NIT.

    Michael Snaer led Florida State with 24 points in his final game for the Seminoles while junior Okaro White added 11. Snaer's 14 points in the first half led Florida State to a 28-24 lead.

    Florida State (18-16) completed a disappointing season after winning the Atlantic Coast Conference a year ago.

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    Louisiana Tech Bulldogs
    M. Kyser, F202-20-04024
    A. Hamilton, G336-123-341116
    K. Smith, G332-80-06424
    R. Appleby, G2912-191-220227
    B. Gibson, G190-53-58043
    C. Anderson213-62-23138
    J. Lewis182-40-03024
    C. Johnson140-23-60013
    J. Johnson70-10-01000
    K. McNeail60-10-00210
    G. Talbot10-02-21012
    Totals 27-6014-203681971
    Florida State Seminoles
    O. White, F343-75-662411
    K. Turpin, C143-52-24038
    M. Snaer, G408-183-341324
    A. Thomas, G291-72-23014
    D. Bookert, G151-30-01003
    M. Brandon255-60-101110
    T. Shannon231-30-06432
    T. Whisnant II111-12-20004
    R. Gilchrist50-00-02010
    B. Bojanovsky20-00-00000
    Totals 23-5014-162981666
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    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

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    N. Carolina14-433-75
    Florida St.12-626-914
    Notre Dame12-626-1023
    Va. Tech10-822-1148
    Miami (Fla.)10-821-1242
    Wake Forest9-919-1439
    Georgia Tech8-1021-16106
    NC State4-1415-17141
    Boston College2-169-23219