Scores

Final

Denver 60

(4-7, 0-1 WAC)

Louisiana Tech 68

(10-3, 1-0 WAC)

8:00 PM ET, December 29, 2012

Thomas Assembly Center, Ruston, Louisiana

1 2 T
DEN 26 3460
LT 32 3668

Top Performers

Denver: R. O'Neale 18 Pts, 7 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

Louisiana Tech: M. Kyser 8 Pts, 8 Reb, 1 Ast, 3 Blk

Louisiana Tech 68, Denver 60

Associated Press

RUSTON, La. -- Raheem Appleby scored eight of his 12 points in the first half as Louisiana Tech defeated Denver 68-60 Saturday night in the Western Athletic Conference opener for both teams.

Kenneth Smith and Kenyon McNeail added 10 points each for the Bulldogs (10-3), who came in having lost two of their previous four games.

Louisiana Tech took the lead at 6-4 and never relinquished it as the Pioneers have yet to win a road game.

Ahead 32-26 at halftime, the Bulldogs expanded their cushion to 47-37 with 12:04 left.

Denver (4-7) could get no closer than six, the last time at 58-52 with 6:50 to go. Louisiana Tech ended the threat with five straight points.

Royce O'Neale led Denver with 18 points. The Pioneers came in leading the conference with a 75.2-percent free-throw percentage (100 of 133), but made 10 of 17 (58.8 percent), 5 of 10 in the second half.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
DEN
LT
Points 60 68
FG Made-Attempted 23-49 (.469) 23-53 (.434)
3P Made-Attempted 4-19 (.211) 6-13 (.462)
FT Made-Attempted 10-17 (.588) 16-25 (.640)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
Largest Lead 2 13

2012-13 Season

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