Scores

Final

Houston 54

(2-1, 0-1 away)

Louisiana Tech 60

(2-1, 2-0 home)

    8:00 PM ET, November 17, 2010

    Thomas Assembly Center, Ruston, Louisiana

    1 2 T
    HOU 19 3554
    LT 28 3260

    Top Performers

    Houston: M. McNeil 11 Pts, 9 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Blk

    Louisiana Tech: O. Ashaolu 10 Pts, 8 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

    Louisiana Tech 60, Houston 54

    Associated Press

    RUSTON, La. -- Brandon Gibson scored five of his 12 points in the final 1:33 as Louisiana Tech held off Houston 60-54 on Wednesday night.

    Tied at 19 with 3:16 to go until the break, the Bulldogs (2-1) closed out the half on a 9-0 run.

    Louisiana Tech extended its lead to 13 with 16:07 remaining, but the Cougars made a late run on the strength of 56 percent shooting in the second half (14 of 25).

    Houston closed to within three points on three occasions, the last at 52-49 with 2:39 to go on a jumper by Maurice McNeil.

    Gibson then hit a 15-footer to spark the Bulldogs to a nine-point cushion before Darian Thibodeaux's 3-pointer with 3 seconds to go.

    Olu Ashaolu had 10 points and eight rebounds for Louisiana Tech and DeAndre Brown also had 10 points.

    McNeil and Thibodeaux led Houston (2-1) with 11 points apiece. The Cougars had 21 turnovers but only one steal.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    HOU
    LT
    Points 54 60
    FG Made-Attempted 21-48 (.438) 22-55 (.400)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-18 (.333) 4-19 (.211)
    FT Made-Attempted 6-14 (.429) 12-17 (.706)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 20 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 9

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