Scores

Final

Louisiana Tech 51

(18-3, 9-0 WAC)

Utah State 48

(14-5, 5-4 WAC)

    Coverage: FULLCT/ESPN3

    9:05 PM ET, January 26, 2013

    Dee Glen Smith Spectrum, Logan, Utah

    1 2 T
    LT 35 1651
    USU 22 2648

    Top Performers

    Louisiana Tech: B. Gibson 20 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl

    Utah State: J. Shaw 21 Pts, 14 Reb, 1 Ast, 4 Blk

    Louisiana Tech 51, Utah St. 48

    Associated Press

    LOGAN, Utah -- Brandon Gibson scored 20 points and Raheem Appleby hit a 3-pointer with 1:26 remaining, helping Louisiana Tech win its 10th straight game with a 51-48 victory over Utah State on Saturday night.

    The Bulldogs (18-3, 9-0 Western Athletic) let an eight-point lead slip away in the final five minutes as Utah State's Jarred Shaw scored twice on layups and Spencer Butterfield converted a three-point play and then hit 1 of 2 free throws to tie it up 48-48 with 1:42 remaining.

    Appleby's shot gave Louisiana Tech the lead back, and Butterfield and Ben Clifford each missed 3s in the final minute for the Aggies (14-5, 5-4).

    Shaw had 21 points and 14 rebounds, while Butterfield added 16 points and 15 rebounds for Utah State, which has lost four in a row. The Aggies shot just 27 percent from the floor but outrebounded Louisiana Tech 50-31.

    Appleby finished with 10 points for the Bulldogs.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    LT
    USU
    Points 51 48
    FG Made-Attempted 19-57 (.333) 15-55 (.273)
    3P Made-Attempted 9-27 (.333) 3-14 (.214)
    FT Made-Attempted 4-7 (.571) 15-17 (.882)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 10 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 14 2

    2012-13 Season

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