Scores

Final

Louisiana Tech 59

(22-8, 9-6 WAC)

Fresno State 66

(15-17, 7-9 WAC)

    10:00 PM ET, March 4, 2010

    Save Mart Center, Fresno, California

    1 2 T
    LT 27 3259
    FRES 28 3866

    Top Performers

    Louisiana Tech: O. Ashaolu 16 Pts, 10 Reb, 2 Ast, 3 Stl

    Fresno State: P. George 16 Pts, 7 Reb, 5 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 Blk

    Fresno St. 66, Louisiana Tech 59

    Associated Press

    FRESNO, Calif. -- Greg Smith scored 17 points and Paul George had 16 points and seven rebounds as Fresno State ended its conference play by defeating Louisiana Tech 66-59 on Thursday night.

    Mike Ladd added 11 points for Fresno State (15-17, 7-9 Western Athletic), which overcame a 10-point deficit early in the second half.

    Olu Ashaolu scored 16 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for Louisiana Tech (22-8, 9-6) and Magnum Rolle added 15 points.

    Jamel Guyton's 3-pointer with 1:02 remaining brought Louisiana Tech to within 61-59. Brandon Sperling and Smith combined to hit 5 of 6 free throws in the final 54 seconds and seal the victory for Fresno State.

    Louisiana Tech concludes its conference play Saturday at Nevada in a game that will decide third place. Fresno State, meanwhile, moved a half-game ahead of San Jose State in the battle for fifth.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    LT
    FRES
    Points 59 66
    FG Made-Attempted 20-57 (.351) 21-56 (.375)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-18 (.333) 5-21 (.238)
    FT Made-Attempted 13-16 (.813) 19-29 (.655)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 8 7

    2009-10 Season

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