January 18, 2013 in Sports

Vandals lose at La. Tech

Bulldogs take advantage of 23 Idaho turnovers
 

RUSTON, La. – Kenneth Smith scored 22 points and Raheem Appleby had 20 to lead Louisiana Tech to a 72-66 victory over Idaho in a Western Athletic Conference game on Thursday night.

Kenyon McNeail had 13 points for the Bulldogs (15-3, 5-0), who scored 33 points off 23 turnovers.

Stephen Madison had 21 points and eight rebounds, and Kyle Barone scored 19 for UI (6-10, 2-4).

Trailing 30-25 at halftime, the Bulldogs pulled ahead 39-38 on Appleby’s 3-pointer with 13:15 to go. Idaho grabbed the lead back with a 13-5 run that included a four-point play by Connor Hill and a three-point play by Madison, going ahead 51-44 with 10:26 to play.

The Bulldogs tied it at 56 on Appleby’s layup with 5:48 left and led 68-63 with 30 seconds left with the help of two McNeail 3-pointers.

Idaho led by as many as 10 points early in the game.

 Idaho (6-10, 2-4)—Madison 9-17 2-4 21, Barone 4-8 11-12 19, Harris Jr. 3-9 1-1 7, C. Hill 3-7 1-1 9, McChristian 3-8 0-0 6, Douglas 1-2 0-0 2, Habeeb 1-1 0-0 2, Borton 0-0 0-0 0, Kammerer 0-0 0-0 0, Faines 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 24-52 15-18 66.

Louisiana Tech (15-3, 6-0)—Kyser 0-4 0-0 0, McNeail 4-11 2-2 13, Gibson 3-7 0-0 6, Smith 8-14 1-2 22, C. Johnson 0-3 0-0 0, Hamilton 0-3 0-0 0, Appleby 9-17 0-0 20, Anderson 1-2 1-3 3, Massey 0-1 0-0 0, J. Johnson 1-3 4-4 6, Lewis 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 27-67 8-11 72.

Halftime—Idaho 30-25. 3-Point Goals—Idaho 3-10 (C. Hill 2-3, Madison 1-3, Harris Jr. 0-2, McChristian 0-2), Louisiana Tech 10-33 (Smith 5-8, McNeail 3-10, Appleby 2-6, J. Johnson 0-1, Hamilton 0-1, Anderson 0-1, Gibson 0-3, C. Johnson 0-3). Fouled Out—Anderson. Rebounds—Idaho 42 (Madison 8), Louisiana Tech 29 (Kyser 8). Assists—Idaho 8 (Madison 3), Louisiana Tech 15 (Smith 8). Total Fouls—Idaho 16, Louisiana Tech 18. A—3,545.

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