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Bulldogs complete sweep; Techsters squeak out win

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A back and forth, physical battle between Louisiana Tech (4-1) and Chattanooga (1-4) ended with the Bulldogs pulling away late behind guard Raheem Appleby’s matched career-high of 30 points to beat the Mocs 71-63 and complete the three wins in three days sweep in the CBE Hall of Fame Classic at the McKenzie Arena in Chattanooga, Tenn., on Tuesday night.

The chippy first half led to 21 personal fouls between both clubs, but the Bulldogs managed to build their largest lead of the game with five seconds remaining on Kenneth Smith’s three-pointer. Tech took a 42-34 lead into halftime.

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