Scores

Final

Louisiana Tech 78

(9-14, 3-7 WAC)

Nevada 75

(13-9, 6-3 WAC)

    10:05 PM ET, February 5, 2009

    Lawlor Events Center, Reno, Nevada

    1 2 T
    LT 31 4778
    NEV 37 3875

    Top Performers

    Louisiana Tech: K. Gibson 16 Pts, 4 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl

    Nevada: L. Babbitt 23 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Blk

    Louisiana Tech 78, Nevada 75

    Associated Press

    RENO, Nev. -- Brandon Gibson scored 16 points and hit a key 3-pointer with 39 seconds left to help Louisiana Tech beat Nevada 78-75 on Thursday.

    Magnum Rolle added 15 points and Jamel Guyton 13 for the Bulldogs (9-14, 3-7 WAC).

    Armon Johnson had 27 points and Luke Babbitt 23 for the Wolf Pack (13-9, 6-3 WAC).

    Johnson had given Nevada a 72-71 lead with 1:00 to play in a see-saw game that saw the lead change hands 13 times in the second half. But Gibson hit a long 3-pointer from the corner to put Louisiana Tech back on top 74-71.

    Brandon Fields missed a short jumper on the ensuing possession for the Wolf Pack and Rolle was fouled after grabbing the rebound. He hit both free throws to put the Bulldogs up 76-72.

    Johnson hit a 3-pointer with 8.6 seconds to play to pull Nevada to within a point, but James Loe iced the game with a pair of free throws with 5 seconds left.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    LT
    NEV
    Points 78 75
    FG Made-Attempted 30-50 (.600) 26-54 (.481)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-13 (.538) 7-16 (.438)
    FT Made-Attempted 11-19 (.579) 16-22 (.727)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 4 13

    2008-09 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
    Jan 10, 2009 NEV 67, @LT 64Recap
    » Feb 5, 2009 LT 78, @NEV 75Recap
    Mar 13, 2009 @NEV 77, LT 68Recap