Louisiana Tech defeats Louisiana-Monroe 83-61

The Associated Press

MONROE, La. (AP) -- Alex Hamilton led Louisiana Tech with 17 points, nine rebounds and five assists on Sunday in an 83-61 victory over Louisiana-Monroe.

Michale Kyser put Louisiana Tech up by 20 with a layup just 8 seconds into the second half and the Bulldogs never allowed ULM to get any closer.

Jaron Johnson and Cordarius Johnson each scored 12. Michale Kyser added 10 points and four blocks for the Bulldogs who shot 32 for 56 (57.1 percent).

Louisiana Tech opened the game on a 17-3 run capped by Isaiah Massey's dunk with 13:31 to go in the half. The Bulldogs led by as much as 21 in the first half and held a 48-30 advantage at the half.

Tylor Ongwae had 20 points to lead ULM (3-4) in the Warhawks' first sellout at the 7,000-seat Fant-Ewing Coliseum in 31 years. Jayon James had 14 points and Amos Olatayo added 11.