Louisiana Tech outlasts Jackson St 72-61

The Associated Press

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Alex Hamilton scored 24 points on 8-of-12 shooting to lead Louisiana Tech to a 72-61 victory over Jackson State Sunday afternoon.

It was Louisiana Tech's (6-1) fifth straight victory away from home, including three tournament wins.

Kenyon McNeail added 12 points and Raheem Appleby chipped in with 11.

Julysses Nobles led Jackson State (2-6) with 17 points.

Louisiana Tech held Jackson State to 36.5 percent shooting from the floor. The Tigers were just 4 of 15 (26.7 percent) from beyond the arc.

LaTech led by seven at the half, but used a 16-0 run in the second half to run away from Jackson State.

The Tigers went on a 7-0 run late in the second half to cut the lead to 67-53 with 3 minutes remaining, but the Bulldogs held on to escape with yet another win on the road.