Utah State vs Louisiana Tech

Utah St. 69, Louisiana Tech 65


RUSTON, La. (AP) - Brockeith Pane scored a season-high 24 points and Utah State overcame a 12-point first-half deficit to defeat Louisiana Tech 69-65 Saturday night and post its second road victory of the season.

Down 31-29 at the break, the Aggies (10-8, 2-2 Western Athletic Conference) opened the second half with a 12-0 run. The Bulldogs regained the lead briefly at 51-50, then Utah State went on an 11-2 spree.

After Louisiana Tech (8-10, 0-3) closed to 66-64 with 39 seconds remaining on a Kenyon McNeaill 3-pointer, the Aggies hit 3 of 4 free throws, sending the Bulldogs to their fourth straight loss.

Preston Medlin and Kyisean Reed added 11 apiece for Utah State.

The Bulldogs hit six of their first seven 3-pointers to build a 20-8 lead, and finished 12 of 29 from long range, compared to 2 of 9 for the Aggies.

McNeaill scored a season-high 19 points for Louisiana Tech.

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Utah State Aggies
M. Grim, F242-50-02124
K. Reed, F225-91-381511
P. Medlin, G354-112-492011
B. Pane, G358-178-1032124
D. Berger, G200-01-21111
B. Clifford183-52-22058
M. Bruneel142-20-02005
E. Farris101-20-01002
I. Premasunac91-10-01012
J. Stone70-01-21011
A. Thoseby60-10-01100
Totals 26-5315-233681669
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs
M. Kyser, F263-40-15236
T. Gaskins, G333-91-332310
B. Gibson, G303-103-47249
R. Appleby, G294-110-033110
K. McNeaill, G287-100-042119
K. Smith150-20-02530
C. Johnson133-101-23019
J. Lewis131-20-01122
L. Smith120-40-04030
R. Souza10-00-00000
Totals 24-625-1039172165
Big West
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
UC Irvine13-328-1075
UC Davis6-911-18281
UC Riverside5-1114-19267
CSNorthridge 5-1110-20280
Cal Poly4-1210-20236

Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Middle Tenn.13-525-1078
La. Tech12-623-9122
Old Dominion12-622-13140
Western Ky.8-1018-16158
North Texas7-1112-20295
So. Miss5-138-21315
UT-San Antonio3-155-27347
Other games
UConn 67 Final
ND 53
Kentucky 65 Final
Tenn 62
Michigan 59 Final
Iowa 75
Texas 73 Final
Missouri 84
K-State 73 Final
Oklahoma 82
NC 57 Final
Florida St 90
PITT 57 Final
MU 62
Okla St 65 Final
Baylor 106
Mich St 74 Final
Nwstern 81
DEP 59 Final
Louisville 76
Iowa St 73 Final
Kansas 82
Alabama 52 Final
Miss St 56
UNLV 67 Final
PROV 55 Final
Syracuse 78
TNTC 74 Final
Florida 79 Final
SC 65
GONZ 62 Final
LMU 58