Louisiana Tech vs Nevada

Louisiana Tech 78, Nevada 73


LAS VEGAS (AP) - Trevor Gaskins scored 15 of his 21 points during Louisiana Tech's hot-shooting first half, and the fifth-seeded Bulldogs held on late to stun regular season champion Nevada 78-73 on Friday night in the Western Athletic Conference semifinals.

The Bulldogs (18-15) face second-seeded New Mexico State in Saturday's championship game. They became just the first No. 5 seed to reach the finals of the WAC tournament since Hawaii in 2001.

Louisiana Tech hit its first seven 3-point attempts and sprinted to a 34-19 lead. The Bulldogs made eight 3s total in the first half and then missed all four attempts in the second half. But they hit five free throws in the final 39 seconds to hold off the Wolf Pack (26-6).

Malik Story led Nevada with 21 points, but WAC player of the year Deonte Burton was harassed all night and finished with just five points.

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Louisiana Tech Bulldogs
R. Souza, C335-96-642216
T. Gaskins, G398-142-254321
R. Appleby, G325-76-800017
K. Smith, G323-63-45119
B. Gibson, G213-40-04348
C. Johnson171-30-02023
M. Kyser100-30-03040
K. McNeaill91-21-20314
J. Lewis70-10-02000
Totals 26-4918-2227131778
Nevada Wolf Pack
D. Hunt, F403-115-8102411
O. Czyz, F317-144-680218
D. Burton, G382-100-02525
M. Story, G377-142-353421
J. Evans Jr., G314-81-243410
J. Burris91-20-01002
K. Panzer82-40-02106
P. Nyeko30-00-00000
K. Fuetsch20-00-00000
D. Elliott10-00-00000
Totals 26-6312-1937141673
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

Western Athletic
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
New Mex. St.13-123-11111
Grand Canyon11-327-792
Utah Valley6-812-18272
UT-Rio Grande Valley4-108-22337
Chicago St.0-144-28348
Other games
UMass 77 Final
Temple 71
Iowa 75 Final
Mich St 92
MD 69 Final
NC 85
LSU 51 Final
Kentucky 60
Indiana 71 Final
Wisc 79
Alabama 63 Final
Florida 66
Minn 69 Final
Michigan 73
VT 56 Final
Cincinnati 71 Final
Syracuse 68
Baylor 81 Final
Kansas 72
Purdue 71 Final
Ohio St 88
Colo St 69 Final
Miami-FL 71 Final
Florida St 82
Louisville 64 Final
ND 50
Texas 67 Final
Missouri 81
N Mexico 72 Final