Scores

Final

Fresno State 58

(9-13, 1-5 WAC)

Louisiana Tech 59

(11-10, 3-3 WAC)

    Coverage: ESPN3

    7:00 PM ET, January 26, 2012

    Thomas Assembly Center, Ruston, Louisiana

    1 2 T
    FRES 21 3758
    LT 29 3059

    Top Performers

    Fresno State: K. Olekaibe 20 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Louisiana Tech: C. Johnson 16 Pts, 7 Reb, 2 Ast

    Louisiana Tech 59, Fresno St. 58

    Associated Press

    RUSTON, La. -- Brandon Gibson dropped in the game-winning layup with 2 seconds left to lift Louisiana Tech over Fresno State 59-58 on Thursday night.

    Kevin Olekaibe sank two free throws to put Fresno State up 58-57 with 17 seconds left, its first lead since just after halftime.

    Kenyon McNeail attempt at a go-ahead layup with 9 seconds left didn't fall, but Louisiana Tech grabbed the rebound and called a timeout. Coming out of the quick break, Gibson got the ball and laid it in for the win.

    Cordarius Johnson led Louisiana Tech (11-10, 3-3 Western Athletic Conference) with 16 points. Louisiana Tech has tied its season best with three straight wins.

    Louisiana Tech outrebounded Fresno State 34-29, and also had the edge in second-chance points at 19-6.

    Olekaibe scored a game-high 20 points to pace Fresno State (9-13, 1-5), which has lost back-to-back games.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    FRES
    LT
    Points 58 59
    FG Made-Attempted 22-53 (.415) 19-49 (.388)
    3P Made-Attempted 2-9 (.222) 7-21 (.333)
    FT Made-Attempted 12-15 (.800) 14-19 (.737)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 4 10

    2011-12 Season

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