Louisiana Tech vs Fresno State

Louisiana Tech 75, Fresno St. 70


FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Trevor Gaskins scored 16 points as Louisiana Tech downed Fresno State 75-70 on Thursday night for its fifth consecutive victory.

Raheem Appleby added 15 points for Louisiana Tech (16-14, 6-7 WAC), which swept Fresno State in a season series for the first time since 2005-06.

Jonathan Wills had 16 points for Fresno State (13-18, 3-10), which trailed by as many as 22 points in the first half after missing 17 of its first 20 shots.

After trailing 39-23 at halftime, Fresno State opened the second half with a 12-4 surge. Kevin Foster's put-back trimmed Louisiana Tech's lead to 44-37.

A seven-point flurry by Garrett Johnson and a three-point play by Wills cut Louisiana Tech's lead to 57-53 with 7:13 remaining. Kenneth Smith answered with a 3, boosting Louisiana Tech's lead to seven with 6:51 left.

Brandon Gibson had 12 points and 11 rebounds for Louisiana Tech, which shot 52.1 percent.

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Louisiana Tech Bulldogs
R. Souza, F205-82-250412
T. Gaskins, G375-104-622316
K. Smith, G371-30-11343
R. Appleby, G294-94-651115
B. Gibson, G272-67-10113412
C. Johnson183-60-03417
J. Lewis122-30-02124
K. McNeaill120-00-01010
M. Kyser83-30-00006
Totals 25-4817-2532142075
Fresno State Bulldogs
J. Brown, F243-93-34039
S. Shepp, G392-63-42748
K. Olekaibe, G362-72-42118
J. Wills, G356-113-382216
T. Johnson, G224-91-353510
G. Johnson244-91-270212
K. Foster203-81-33047
B. Ely00-00-00010
Totals 24-5914-2235132270
Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Western Ky.6-014-533
Old Dominion6-115-498
Middle Tenn.5-113-535
So. Miss4-411-10210
North Texas3-410-10193
UT-San Antonio2-49-10282
La. Tech2-511-9139

Western Athletic
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
New Mex. St.5-017-349
Utah Valley4-115-678
Grand Canyon3-113-6199
UT-Rio Grande Valley2-210-10234
Chicago St.0-52-20313
Other games
Michigan 72 Final
Illinois 61
Florida St 63 Final
Virginia 60
Georgia 49 Final
Kentucky 79