Michale Kyser finished with 12 points and seven rebounds, Erik McCree added 13 points and Kenneth Smith dished out eight assists for Louisiana Tech (3-1). The Bulldogs finished 24 of 47 from the field (51.1 percent) and 90.9 percent from the free-throw line.
Jesse Reed finished with 10 points and five rebounds and Darius ''Pee Wee'' Gardner added 11 points for the Eagles (2-2).
The Eagles' Charlie Jones tied the game at 10 midway through the first half. Louisiana Tech took the lead on their next possession and later pushed ahead 12 points on a dunk by Kyser. Louisiana Tech maintained control with Appleby scoring nine of his 16 points in the final half.