RUSTON, LA. -- Freshman guard Exavian Christon, a former Hot Springs Trojan, had a game-high and career-high 15 points to lead six Bulldogs in double figures Saturday as Louisiana Tech routed Miles College 106-55 inside Thomas Assembly Center.
Guard Jacobi Boykins, the lone senior on the team, hit 1,000 career points and the four freshmen combined to score 44 points. Only two players for Lousiana Tech (6-1) saw more than 20 minutes of action. The #DunkinDogs won their 11th straight game on Karl Malone Court.
"I was happy that our starting unit was able to get off to a good start and use some of the pressure to create some turnovers and some early opportunities to build a little bit of a lead," head coach Eric Konkol said. "The guys who came in off the bench were able to keep that going.
"The major positive was seeing so many guys get action and make positive contributions to the team. Whether it was scoring, assists, or rebounding; I thought there was an intensity level that carried throughout the game, no matter who was in. I'm very pleased with that."
Junior center Joniah White threw down two dunks to get Tech off to an early 17-4 lead. Up by 15 with 10:28 to play in the first half, Boykins became the fifth Bulldog to nail a triple. He ended up scoring seven of the team's next nine points to make him the 40th Bulldog in program history to eclipse 1,000 points for his career.
"When you look down the list of guys that have played here at Louisiana Tech that have scored 1,000 points, you see that it's an impressive list of guys," Konkol said. "Jacobi rightfully belongs in that group. He's been a special player here, and he's meant so much to this program. It's just really neat to see those types of guys achieve milestones like that."
The lead continued to grow, maxing out in the first stanza on a made jumper by White with three seconds left to give LA Tech a 55-26 advantage going into halftime. All 11 Bulldogs that played in the first half ended up scoring.
The scoring did not stop in the second half as Tech went over the century mark for a second time this season. The team hit its season high with 13 made 3-pointers.
The team shot 57 percent from the field, 36-for-63, and 50 percent from long range, 13-for-26. Sophomore guard Jalen Harris scored 13, Boykins finished with 12, junior guard Derric Jean had 11 and freshmen Anthony Duruji and JaColby Pemberton scored career highs with 10 points each.
"I really liked seeing those guys execute and play together," Konkol said. "We had four freshmen out on the floor together at times and threw some different things at them. We wanted to see them execute, and they did. That was a real positive for us tonight."
Tech will be back at home Wednesday against Stephen F. Austin. Tipoff is set for 6:30 p.m. in the TAC.Sports on 12/04/2017
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