Scores

Final

New Mexico St 71

(15-13, 8-6 WAC)

Louisiana Tech 80

(13-16, 5-9 WAC)

    8:00 PM ET, February 26, 2009

    Thomas Assembly Center, Ruston, Louisiana

    1 2 T
    NMSU 31 4071
    LT 34 4680

    Top Performers

    New Mexico St: J. Young 22 Pts, 1 Reb

    Louisiana Tech: M. Rolle 25 Pts, 12 Reb, 1 Ast

    Louisiana Tech 80, New Mexico St. 71

    Associated Press

    RUSTON, La. -- Magnum Rolle recorded a double-double, scoring 25 points and grabbing 12 boards, to lead Louisiana Tech in an 80-71 win over New Mexico State on Thursday night.

    Jamel Guyton added 18 points, including going 4-for-6 from beyond the arc, for the Bulldogs (13-16, 5-9 Western Athletic Conference). Kyle Gibson scored 17 points and James Loe had 10 for Louisiana Tech, which won its third straight game.

    Jahmar Young paced the Aggies (15-13, 8-6) with 22 points, while Jonathan Gibson and Gordo Castillo added 11 apiece. Young was 4-for-7 from 3-point range for the Aggies, who had a four-game winning streak snapped.

    The Bulldogs shot 52 percent from the field (26 of 50) compared to a 43.4 percent mark (23 of 53) for the Aggies. Both teams hit eight 3-pointers in the contest, but the Bulldogs attempted just 13 shots versus 20 for the Aggies.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    NMSU
    LT
    Points 71 80
    FG Made-Attempted 23-53 (.434) 26-50 (.520)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-20 (.400) 8-13 (.615)
    FT Made-Attempted 17-18 (.944) 20-28 (.714)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 2 10

    2008-09 Season

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