RUSTON, La. -- Raheem Appleby scored 21 points to lead Louisiana Tech to an 84-69 victory over Texas State in a Western Athletic Conference game on Saturday night.
Alex Hamilton had 15 points, Isaiah Massey 10 and Chris Anderson pulled down 13 rebounds with eight points for the Bulldogs (21-3, 12-0), winners of 13 in a row. Louisiana Tech swept the series, beating Texas State 84-67 on Jan. 10.
The Bulldogs shot 44.6 percent (29 of 65) to the Bobcats' 37.8 percent (24 of 62), and Louisiana Tech made 18 of 20 from the foul line to Texas State's 13 of 25.
Leading 36-29 at halftime, the Bulldogs started the second with a 10-1 burst for a 46-30 advantage to take control.
Maryland point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.
Louisville's Chinanu Onuaku, who recently underwent a medical procedure to correct a heart rhythm issue detected during the combine, will keep his name in the NBA draft pool.
Andrew White III will return to the Nebraska men's basketball team next season after removing his name from the NBA draft.
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