Fresno State vs Louisiana Tech

Louisiana Tech 59, Fresno St. 58


RUSTON, La. (AP) - 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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Fresno State Bulldogs
J. Brown, F312-112-38046
K. Olekaibe, G406-146-840120
S. Shepp, G320-10-03400
J. Wills, G323-53-33149
T. Johnson, G245-80-020310
G. Johnson285-91-130211
K. Foster131-50-02022
Totals 22-5312-152951658
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs
J. Lewis, F221-51-310043
K. McNeaill, G352-72-21318
T. Gaskins, G333-92-213311
C. Johnson, G325-94-572116
B. Gibson, G152-81-23145
R. Appleby242-51-11105
K. Smith210-10-02110
R. Souza184-53-430111
Totals 19-4914-1934111559
Western Athletic
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
New Mex. St.11-328-659
Grand Canyon11-322-9131
Utah Valley6-817-17205
UT-Rio Grande Valley2-1210-22319
Chicago St.1-136-26317

Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Middle Tenn.17-131-535
La. Tech14-423-10117
Old Dominion12-619-12136
Western Ky.9-915-17226
UT-San Antonio8-1014-19264
So. Miss6-129-22331
North Texas2-168-22339
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Florida 64 Final
Ole Miss 60
NCST 55 Final
NC 74
BC 49 Final
Virginia 66
Indiana 50 Final
Wisc 57
STMA 71 Final
LMU 64