Louisiana Tech 87

(6-8, 1-4 WAC)

San Jose State 88

(4-9, 1-3 WAC)

    10:00 PM ET, January 13, 2005

    Event Center (San Jose St.), San Jose, California

    1 2 T
    LT 45 4287
    SJSU 47 4188

    Top Performers

    Louisiana Tech: P. Millsap 25 Pts, 12 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    San Josť St: A. Elam 24 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Ast

    San Jose State 88, Louisiana Tech 87

    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Marquin Chandler made two free throws with less than five seconds left to lift San Jose State to an 88-87 victory over Louisiana Tech on Thursday night.

    Chandler scored seven of his 20 points in the final three minutes as the Spartans (4-9, 1-3 Western Athletic) snapped a seven-game losing streak. Alex Elam added a career-high 24 points and Michael McFadden had 14. Donta Watson scored 13.

    Paul Millsap, the nation's third-leading rebounder, led Louisiana Tech (6-8, 1-4 Western Conference) with 25 points and 12 rebounds. Corey Dean added a season-high 23 while Donell Allick and Wayne Powell each had 12. The Bulldogs lost their fourth straight, their longest losing streak in two years.

    Both teams recorded season highs in points and points allowed. The Spartans beat Louisiana Tech last year for their lone conference victory.

    Dean scored six points during a 13-5 run that gave Louisiana Tech a 58-53 lead with 17:19 remaining to play but the Spartans responded with a 10-2 run to regain the lead four minutes later.

    Dean's short jumper with 5:55 remaining tied the game at 74. There were six lead changes in the final four minutes before Chandler hit his foul shots.

    San Jose State grabbed the early lead when McFadden hit a 3-pointer at the 14:44 mark. The Spartans retained the advantage, leading by as many as nine, the rest of the first half.

    The Bulldogs pulled to 47-45 at halftime when Eric Woods threw up a 3-pointer from just inside the half court line.

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 87 88
    FG Made-Attempted 33-68 (.485) 32-66 (.485)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-23 (.304) 14-25 (.560)
    FT Made-Attempted 14-18 (.778) 10-13 (.769)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 14 (0/0) 13 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 3 9

    2004-05 Season

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