EL PASO, Texas -- Michale Kyser scored a career-high 20 points and grabbed nine rebounds while Alex Hamilton added 19 points as top-seeded Louisiana Tech rolled over No. 9 seed Charlotte 86-65 Thursday in the quarterfinal round of the Conference USA tournament.
Louisiana Tech (26-6) will play No. 4 seed Southern Mississippi in the semifinal round Friday.
The Bulldogs led 36-26 at half, and scored 50 points after halftime to pull away from Charlotte (17-14).
The 49ers scored the first three points of the second half before the Bulldogs responded with a 13-2 run, and maintained a double-digit lead the rest of the way.
Louisiana Tech shot 49.2 percent from the field, led by Kyser who was 9-of-11 shooting.