Scores

Final

Fresno State 73

(10-8, 3-1 WAC)

Louisiana Tech 81

(17-2, 5-0 WAC)

    9:00 PM ET, January 14, 2010

    Thomas Assembly Center, Ruston, Louisiana

    1 2 T
    FRES 26 4773
    LT 33 4881

    Top Performers

    Fresno State: P. George 18 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl, 2 Blk

    Louisiana Tech: K. Gibson 32 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

    Louisiana Tech 81, Fresno St. 73

    Associated Press

    RUSTON, La. -- Kyle Gibson scored a career-high 32 points and Louisiana Tech defeated Fresno State 81-73 on Thursday night for its 10th straight win.

    Gibson was 9-for-15 of the field, including 7-for-12 from 3-point range, and 7-for-7 from the line for Louisiana Tech (17-2, 5-0 Western Athletic Conference).

    Fresno State (10-8, 3-1) snapped a four-game winning streak in the battle of the Bulldogs.

    Trailing 13-12, Louisiana Tech pulled away with an 11-2 run and led 33-26 at halftime. Louisiana Tech opened the second half on a 20-7 spurt to lead 53-33 with 14:51 left.

    Fresno State drew within 67-58 with 4:53 remaining, then trailed 74-68 with 3 minutes left, but could get no closer.

    Jamel Guyton had 17 points and Magnum Rolle added 16 for Louisiana Tech, which outrebounded Fresno State 39-31.

    Sylvester Seay scored 19 points for Fresno State while Paul George added 18.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    FRES
    LT
    Points 73 81
    FG Made-Attempted 24-59 (.407) 25-54 (.463)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-21 (.333) 11-23 (.478)
    FT Made-Attempted 18-25 (.720) 20-26 (.769)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 1 20

    2009-10 Season

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