NATCHITOCHES, La. -- Shamir Davis scored 20 points to lead Northwestern State to an 89-83 victory over Louisiana Tech on Tuesday night.
Kenneth Smith and Raheem Appleby scored 17 points each for Louisiana Tech, Alex Hamilton had 16, and Michale Kyser pulled down 17 rebounds, including 10 on the offensive end, to go with seven points for the Bulldogs (7-2), who had won seven in a row after a season-opening 71-59 loss Texas A&M.
Appleby hit a jumper to give the Bulldogs a 67-64 lead with 7:46 left, but Northwestern State's 10-3 run put them ahead for good.
The Demons outshot the Bulldogs 53 percent (34 of 62) to 34.5 percent (29 of 84) from the field.
Michigan has hired assistant basketball coaches Billy Donlon and Saddi Washington.
Duke and Cincinnati, 2016 NCAA tournament teams, highlight the eight-team field for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament.
NCAA champion Villanova will play Notre Dame and Pittsburgh will play Penn State in the inaugural Never Forget Tribute Classic at Prudential Center on Dec. 10.
|Texas San Antonio||3-15||13||5-27|
|Stephen F. Austin||18-0||-||28-6|
|Sam Houston State||12-6||6||18-16|