Bulldogs complete perfect Alabama road trip

Photo by Kane McGuire

Courtesy of LA Tech Athletic Communications

Louisiana Tech got points from all 12 Bulldogs on Saturday afternoon inside the Pete Hanna Center, crushing UT Southern by a final score of 91-47 to go a perfect 3-0 in the multi-team event.

LA Tech (5-2) picked up the victory in much the same way it did against Alabama A&M and Samford.  The Bulldogs forced turnovers (20 that turned into 27 points) and knocked down three-pointers (made a season-high 15 from beyond the arc)

“I am really proud of the team, winning four games in six days,” said head coach Talvin Hester. “I am proud of their effort and their intensity throughout the week.  They completed the task.  Was excited that everybody got to play today and contribute.  We had some older guys step up and lead us in the right way.  I thought Isaiah, Cobe, Keaston, those guys really stepped up this week.  I have to give credit to my assistant coaches too who prepared us well.”

The ‘Dogs had little issue with UT Southern (6-3) from the tip, getting a three-pointer from Keaston Willis to start the game and then getting another from the sharpshooter to make it 26-6 with 10 minutes to go in the first half.

The Firehawks were limited to just five made field goals in the first half, getting 12 of their 23 points through the first 20 minutes from the foul line. 

The 46-23 halftime lead by the Bulldogs gradually grew throughout the second half.  Quandre Bullock was the final LA Tech player to score, posting nine points in the final four minutes of the game. 

Willis and Dravon Mangum each tallied 17 points to lead the way (season high for Mangum).  The Firehawks only had one player in double figures as Kevion Hancock scored 11.

The Bulldogs host Southern Friday at 6 p.m. at the TAC.