Final OT

Louisiana Tech 68

(14-7, 7-1 WAC)

Fresno State 66

(10-8, 3-4 WAC)

    10:00 PM ET, January 28, 2006

    Save Mart Center, Fresno, California

    1 2 OT T
    LT 28 34 668
    FRES 26 36 466

    Top Performers

    Louisiana Tech: P. Millsap 29 Pts, 18 Reb, 2 Blk

    Fresno St: J. Coleman 29 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Ast

    Louisiana Tech 68, Fresno State 66 (OT)

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- Paul Millsap had 29 points and 18 rebounds to help Louisiana Tech remain in first place in the Western Athletic Conference by edging Fresno State 68-66 in overtime Saturday night.

    Ja'Vance Coleman had 29 points for Fresno State, including a 3-pointer over Millsap with 2.9 seconds left in regulation that sent the game into overtime.

    Louisiana Tech (14-7, 7-1) led throughout overtime, holding Fresno State (10-8, 3-4) scoreless for the first 3:15. Chad McKenzie scored a key basket for Louisiana Tech in the extra session, hitting a 15-point jumper with 1 second remaining on the shot clock.

    With 52.8 seconds left, Hector Hernandez drove for a layup that pulled Fresno State within 68-66. Fresno State got the ball back by forcing a shot clock violation, but Coleman missed an off-balance jumper at the buzzer.

    Hernandez added 16 points and six rebounds for Fresno State.

    Corey Dean had 12 points and six rebounds for Louisiana Tech, which has won seven of eight.

    Millsap, second in the WAC in scoring and first in the nation in rebounding, finished 11-of-22 from the field. Eight of his rebounds came on the offensive end.

    Fresno State shot 35.9 percent from the field with leading scorer Quinton Hosley limited to just seven points on 2-of-13 shooting. Hosley averages 19.6 points.

    Louisiana Tech attempted 25 free throws compared to 12 for Fresno State and had a 19-10 edge on second-chance points.

    Neither team led by more than six points. Louisiana Tech led 28-26 at halftime, holding Fresno State to 33.3 percent shooting. Coleman had 13 points in the first half. Millsap had 11 points and seven rebounds.

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 68 66
    FG Made-Attempted 24-59 (.407) 23-64 (.359)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-8 (.375) 9-28 (.321)
    FT Made-Attempted 17-25 (.680) 11-12 (.917)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 20 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 6 2

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