Scores

Final

Louisiana Tech 75

(8-6, 1-0 WAC)

Boise State 72

(7-5, 0-1 WAC)

    9:30 PM ET, January 5, 2006

    Taco Bell Arena, Boise, Idaho

    1 2 T
    LT 41 3475
    BSU 37 3572

    Top Performers

    Louisiana Tech: P. Millsap 18 Pts, 15 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl, 2 Blk

    Boise State: C. Karl 12 Pts, 4 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl

    Louisiana Tech 75, Boise State 72

    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.

    Michael Wilds scored 11 points for Louisiana Tech (8-5), hitting three of four 3-point attempts and Corey Dean added 10.

    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 shot.

    Louisiana Tech dominated the boards, outrebounding Boise State 41-21.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    LT
    BSU
    Points 75 72
    FG Made-Attempted 31-70 (.443) 27-48 (.563)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-20 (.300) 9-14 (.643)
    FT Made-Attempted 7-12 (.583) 9-11 (.818)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 4 6

    2005-06 Season

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