Louisiana Tech stays undefeated in WAC play beating Texas St - KSLA News 12 Shreveport, Louisiana News Weather & Sports

Louisiana Tech stays undefeated in WAC play beating Texas St

Posted: Updated:

[Information provided by Louisiana Tech]

SAN MARCOS, Texas – Louisiana Tech had 11 different players score, led by guard Cordarius Johnson with 17, as the Bulldogs took down Texas State 77-59 on Thursday night at Strahan Coliseum.

The victory marked LA Tech's fifth straight and they improved to 13-3 on the season and 4-0 in WAC play. The loss is the eighth straight for the Bobcats as they fall to 4-13 on the season and 0-5 in the WAC.

Both teams started off cold from the field, but the Bulldogs attacked the glass throughout the entire game, outrebounding the Bobcats 54-32 and picking up 23 second chance points.

As head coach Michael White went to his bench early and often, the ‘Dogs went into halftime with the starters scoring 20 points and the bench scoring 18 to take a 38-21 lead into the break.

In the second half, Texas State opened with a 16-5 run in the first four minutes to pull to within six, but Johnson got hot from the three-point line tying his career-high with five threes.

Two made free throws from Johnson with 6:44 to go pushed their largest lead of the game to 75-52 as the Bulldogs cruised to the win.

Guards Raheem Appleby (12) and Jaron Johnson (10) chipped in with double-digit points.

Forward Joel Wright led the Bobcats with a game-high 24 points and seven rebounds.

The Bulldogs will have a quick turnaround as they travel to take on the UTSA Roadrunners on Saturday, Jan. 12 at 6 p.m.

  • Centenary's Blount named Player of the Year

    Centenary's Blount named Player of the Year

    Thursday, April 17 2014 11:18 PM EDT2014-04-18 03:18:57 GMT
    Centenary College's Jonathan Blount was named the 2014 Louisiana Small College Player of the Year by the Louisiana Association of Basketball Coaches as announced the association today. Blount becomes theMore >>
    Centenary College's Jonathan Blount was named the 2014 Louisiana Small College Player of the Year by the Louisiana Association of Basketball Coaches as announced the association today. Blount becomes the first player from Centenary to earn the small college award, the seventh Gent to be honored by the LABC as a player of the year and the first since Andrew Wisniewski in 2004.More >>
  • White named Coach of the Year by LABC

    White named Coach of the Year by LABC

    Thursday, April 17 2014 11:15 PM EDT2014-04-18 03:15:27 GMT
    Louisiana Tech men's basketball head coach Michael White has been selected by the Louisiana Association of Basketball Coaches (LABC) as the recipient of the Tommy Joe Eagles Memorial Award as the LouisianaMore >>
    Louisiana Tech men's basketball head coach Michael White has been selected by the Louisiana Association of Basketball Coaches (LABC) as the recipient of the Tommy Joe Eagles Memorial Award as the Louisiana Major College Coach of the Year for 2014.More >>
  • Let the games begin: It's NBA playoff time

    Let the games begin: It's NBA playoff time

    Finally, the NBA playoffs are set.More >>
    Finally, the NBA playoffs are set.More >>
Powered by WorldNow