Scores

Final

Florida Atl 64

(4-11, 0-1 C-USA)

Louisiana Tech 84

(13-3, 1-0 C-USA)

    7:30 PM ET, January 9, 2014

    Thomas Assembly Center, Ruston, Louisiana

    1 2 T
    FAU 30 3464
    LT 33 5184

    Top Performers

    Florida Atlantic: J. Raffington 12 Pts, 12 Reb, 2 Blk

    Louisiana Tech: M. Kyser 17 Pts, 12 Reb, 4 Blk

    Louisiana Tech defeats FAU in C-USA debut

    Associated Press

    RUSTON, La. -- Michale Kyser scored a career-high 17 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead Louisiana Tech to an 84-64 victory over Florida Atlantic Thursday night.

    Both teams were making their Conference USA debuts, Louisiana Tech coming over from the Western Athletic Conference and FAU from the Sun Belt.

    Alex Hamilton added 14 points, Cordarius Johnson 12 and Chris Anderson 10 for the Bulldogs (13-3), who won their fifth consecutive game.

    The Owls (4-11) were led by Jackson Trapp with 16 points, Justin Raffington, 12, and D'Andre Johnson, 10.

    The Bulldogs led 33-30 at halftime on Johnson's 3-pointer. They came out in the second half and scored 10 unanswered points, including six by Anderson, for a 43-20 advantage at 17:09. The Owls weren't able to get the deficit under double digits thereafter.

    Louisiana Tech hit 18 of 28 free throws to 6 of 12 for FAU, which had 19 turnovers.

    Raheem Appleby, the Bulldogs' leading scorer this season, injured an ankle in the first half and did not return to the game.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    FAU
    LT
    Points 64 84
    FG Made-Attempted 27-62 (.435) 31-72 (.431)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-17 (.235) 4-19 (.211)
    FT Made-Attempted 6-12 (.500) 18-28 (.643)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 15 (0/0)

    2013-14 Season

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