NCAA Game Summary - Marshall at Louisiana Tech
(Saturday, January 25th)
Final Score: Louisiana Tech 98, Marshall 77
Ruston, LA (SportsNetwork.com) - Alex Hamilton dropped in a game-high 24
points on 10-of-18 shooting from the field, as the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs
downed the Marshall Thundering Herd, 98-77, in a Conference USA bout at the
Thomas Assembly Center.
For the Bulldogs (17-4, 4-1 C-USA), Kenyon McNeail added 22 points, Kenneth
Smith posted a double-double with 17 points and 13 assists and Jaron Johnson
also scored 17.
Ryan Taylor led the Thundering Herd (7-14, 1-5) with a double-double, scoring
17 and pulling down 11 rebounds, while Kareem Canty finished with 16 points
and Chris Thomas chipped in with 13.
Louisiana Tech was hot from the start, connecting on 50 percent of its field
goal tries and knocking down 4-of-15 from beyond the arc, as the Bulldogs led
big at halftime, 57-39. Though they shot an impressive 58.3 percent from the
field in the first, the Herd failed to make any of their four attempts from 3-
After intermission, the Bulldogs kept up the pace, shooting 56 percent in the
half. The Herd made 45.5 percent of their shots from the floor in the second
and 2-of-7 from 3-point range but were not able to make a dent in the huge
Bulldog lead. Tech pushed its advantage to as many as 25 points, as it cruised
to the win.
Much of the damage in the game was down in the frontcourt, with the Bulldogs
outscoring the Herd in the paint, 52-44. Tech also forced 22 turnovers and
converted them into 29 points, while committing just 10 miscues of its own.
01/25 23:06:49 ET
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