Louisiana Tech vs St. Bonaventure

Louisiana Tech outlasts St. Bonaventure 76-72

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ESTERO, Fla. (AP) Raheem Appleby scored 23 points to lead Louisiana Tech to a 76-72 win over St. Bonaventure in the championship game of the Gulf Coast Showcase Wednesday.

Louisiana Tech (5-1) took a 34-33 lead to halftime, but St. Bonaventure (5-2) responded after the break, hitting 6 of 7 to open the second half on its way to a 47-42 lead.

The Bulldogs responded with a 7-0 run to erase the short-lived deficit. The two teams traded buckets until the 5:32 mark.

With the score tied at 60, Appleby drilled a 3-pointer on one possession and got a dunk on the next. Appleby's three-point play with 1:01 left would cap off a 12-3 run, giving Louisiana Tech a 72-63 lead and the win.

Alex Hamilton added 15 points for the Bulldogs.

Charlon Kloof led the Bonnies with a career-high 24 points while Matthew Wright added 20.

Appleby was named tournament MVP.

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Scoreboard
Louisiana Tech (5-1) «344276
St. Bonaventure (5-2)333972

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