La. Tech tops Houston Baptist 84-47
RUSTON, La. (AP)—Kyle Gibson scored 21 points and Louisiana Tech defeated Houston Baptist 84-47 on Thursday night.
Louisiana Tech (11-16) led 12-11 with 13:08 left in the first half before going on an 11-2 run, making the score 23-13 on a layup by Kyle Gibson with 9:06 left until halftime.
The Bulldogs led by as many as 35 points, 78-43, on a 3-pointer by David Jackson with 5:44 left in the game.
Louisiana Tech shot 51.7 percent from the field (30 of 58) and scored 26 points off of 18 Houston Baptist (3-23) turnovers.
Jamel Guyton had 19 points and five steals for the Bulldogs and Olu Ashaolu scored 12 points and grabbed 10 rebounds.
The Huskies hit 34.5 percent from the field (23 of 56) and made just 21.7 percent of their 3-point attempts (5-for-23).
Andrew Puzyk scored 14 points and Gordon Watt added 13 for Houston Baptist.