Posted January 12, 2014 on AP on Fox
Jaron Johnson scored 18 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as Louisiana Tech crushed FIU 85-51 on Saturday night. Louisiana Tech (14-3, 2-0 Conference USA) led 42-24 at intermission, mostly due to the Bulldogs 19 trips to the foul line while FIU attempted just seven. FIU (9-8, 1-1) also lost the rebounding battle, allowing Louisiana Tech 11 first half offensive rebounds and grabbing only five on their end. The Bulldogs entered the game ranked 12th in Division I rebounding, averaging 41.6 per game. Things got worse for FIU in the second frame as Tech inched further ahead and led 62-35 midway through when Jaron Johnson dunked the ball on a feed by Kenneth Smith. It was Johnsons third inside the paint basket in just over a minute. FIU had no answer for Tech's dominance inside and suffered a 34 point loss. Tymell Murphy led FIU with 13 points and nine rebounds.

Eastern Illinois hires Dameron as head coach

Eastern Illinois University has hired Louisiana Tech defensive coordinator Kim Dameron as its head football coach. EIU says Friday that Dameron will take over for Dino Babers, who became head coach at Bowling Green after leading the Panthers to the Football Championship Subdivision quarterfinals. Dameron has never been a head coach. He spent last season at Louisiana Tech after...
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