Scores

Final

Idaho 56

(12-8, 5-3 WAC)

Louisiana Tech 71

(10-12, 1-7 WAC)

    Coverage: FULLCT/ESPN3

    8:00 PM ET, January 27, 2011

    Thomas Assembly Center, Ruston, Louisiana

    1 2 T
    IDAHO 22 3456
    LT 36 3571

    Top Performers

    Idaho: J. Ledbetter 20 Pts, 1 Reb, 2 Stl

    Louisiana Tech: O. Ashaolu 24 Pts, 18 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    Louisiana Tech 71, Idaho 56

    Associated Press

    RUSTON, La. -- Olu Ashaolu had 24 points and 18 rebounds to help Louisiana Tech snap an eight-game losing streak with a 71-56 victory over Idaho on Thursday night.

    It was the 12th double-double of the season for Ashaolu, who entered tied for the Western Athletic Conference lead with 9.4 rebounds a game. He also was 8 for 9 from the free-throw line.

    Ashaolu's layup gave Louisiana Tech (10-12, 1-7) a 64-51 lead, its largest of the second half to that point, with 4:40 left to play.

    The Vandals (12-8, 5-3), who won the first meeting between the teams on Dec. 31, cut the deficit to 64-54 with 3:15 to play. However, Kenyon McNeaill hit five free throws and Cordarius Johnson dunked during a 7-0 run to give Louisiana Tech a 71-54 lead with 1:55 left.

    McNeaill finished with 21 points.

    Jeff Ledbetter scored 20 points to lead Idaho, which fell to 0-6 all-time at Louisiana Tech.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    IDAHO
    LT
    Points 56 71
    FG Made-Attempted 21-55 (.382) 24-59 (.407)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-19 (.421) 2-12 (.167)
    FT Made-Attempted 6-13 (.462) 21-24 (.875)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 2 17

    2010-11 Season

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