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Louisiana Tech cruises into NIT quarterfinals

2 years 2 months 4 days ago March 24, 2015 Mar 24, 2015 Tuesday, March 24 2015 March 24, 2015 7:57 AM in Sports
Source: Associated Press
By: Michael Cauble

COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Alex Hamilton scored 25 points and Louisiana Tech made 11 3-pointers as the Bulldogs rolled to an 84-72 victory over Texas A&M in the second round of the NIT on Monday.

Hamilton was 9 of 15 from the field, including 3 of 6 from distance, for Louisiana Tech (27-8). Kenneth Smith drained all four of his 3-point attempts and finished with 16 points and eight assists. The Bulldogs shot 51.7 percent from the field, including 63 percent in the second half.

A&M freshman point guard Alex Robinson continued his NIT breakout with 21 points, six rebounds and five assists. Jalen Jones added 16 points and seven rebounds.

Louisiana Tech led 35-34 at the half after Robinson drained a buzzer-beating 3. The Bulldogs outscored A&M 49-38 after the break.

A&M (21-12) was without leading scorer Danuel House, who sat out with a foot injury.

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