Boise St. 71, Louisiana Tech 60

BOISE, Idaho -- Paul Noonan scored a season-high 23 points to lead Boise State to a 71-60 victory over Louisiana Tech in the Western Athletic Conference opener for both teams Wednesday night.

The Broncos (8-5) opened the game with a 20-2 run and maintained control the rest of the way.

DeAndre Brown scored 24 points to lead the Bulldogs (9-6), who shot 20 percent from the field in the first half and didn't record their field goal until 8:17 remained before halftime.

Boise State went into intermission up 36-14, holding Louisiana Tech to its lowest point total in a half this season.

In the second half, Louisiana Tech shot 55.6 percent but didn't get closer than 14 until less than three minutes remained.

La'Shard Anderson had 11 points and eight assists for Boise State.

Ashaolu Olu added 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Bulldogs.