San Jose, CA (Sports Network) - Alex Hamilton provided 15 points, eight assists, six rebounds, and four steals off the bench for the Bulldogs as Louisiana Tech coasted to a 76-54 victory over the San Jose State Spartans in a Western Athletic Conference tilt at The Event Center.
Raheem Appleby tallied a team-high 17 points on 6-of-14 shooting from the floor for Louisiana Tech (17-3, 8-0 WAC), which notched its ninth victory in a row. Brandon Gibson chipped in 13 points as 10 different Bulldogs made a contribution in the scoring column.
Aalim Moor paced SJSU (9-10, 3-5) with 14 points in 17 minutes off the bench. D.J. Brown was the only other Spartan in double-figures with 11 points while Chris Cunningham added nine points and seven boards.
Despite shooting just 36.7 percent from the field including a 1-of-11 mark from beyond the arc in the opening 20 minutes, Louisiana Tech took a 28-23 lead into the intermission. The Spartans trailed after hitting just 33.3 percent of their shots from the floor in the first half.
The Bulldogs heated up after the break to net 51.4 percent of their field goal attempts and drain 8-of-8 at the charity stripe. Louisiana Tech used a 16-3 run to build an insurmountable 23-point lead by outscoring SJSU, 28-8, in the paint in the second half.
The Spartans were outrebounded, 40-25, and committed 17 turnovers.