BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- Paul Millsap hit an off-balance 3-point shot
as time expired Thursday night to give Louisiana Tech a thrilling
75-72 win over Boise State in the Western Athletic Conference
opener for both teams.
With the score tied at 72, Millsap chased down Chad McKenzie's
errant shot that caromed off the rim and outside the 3-point line,
turned and threw up a desperation shot over Boise State's Tez Banks
before falling to the floor as the horn sounded. The Bulldog bench
raced onto the floor in celebration as a stunned crowd looked on.
Millsap finished with 18 points -- 12 in the second half -- and 15
rebounds. He also had two assists and two blocks.
Eric Lane led Boise State (7-5) with 13 points, including three
of four 3-point attempts, while Coby Karl scored all 12 of his
points in the second half for the Broncos. Seth Robinson and Mat
Bauscher scored 10 apiece for Boise State.
Boise State took a 72-70 lead on Kenny Wilson's 3-pointer with
4:36 left, and Millsap tied it at 72 when he scored on an offensive
rebound with 3:20 remaining, setting the stage for his game-winning
Louisiana Tech dominated the boards, outrebounding Boise State