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.
Florida State's student government has passed a resolution discouraging Seminoles fans from wearing Native American headdresses at games.
The second annual Gavitt Tipoff Games, eight games between members of the Big East and Big Ten to be played Nov. 14-18, will feature Villanova at Purdue in the opener.
Michael Lewis is leaving his assistant coaching job at Butler to take the same position at Nebraska under Tim Miles.
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