RUSTON, La. (AP) Erik McCree scored 16 points, including 8-of-10 at the free throw line, and pulled down a team leading seven rebounds to lead Louisiana Tech to a 73-64 victory over Morehead State on Friday night.
Raheem Appleby added 13 points and Xavian Stapleton finished with 11 for the Bulldogs (2-1), who shot 46.8 percent from the field and got to the free throw line 35 times as a team.
With the score tied at 19 late in the first half, Louisiana Tech went on a 14-6 scoring stretch to end the half, taking a 33-25 lead into the break. The Eagles would never serious threaten in the second half, falling behind by as many as 18 late in the game.
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Angelo Warner scored 15 points to lead Morehead State (1-3), also grabbing a team high nine rebounds. Brent Arrington finished with 13 points for the Eagles.