Larry’s 25 points, 15 boards lead Boise State past Louisiana Tech
BOISE, Idaho (AP)—Reggie Larry scored 25 points and pulled down 15 rebounds and Matt Nelson added 22 points to lead Boise State past Louisiana Tech 81-66 on Saturday night.
Boise State (12-4, 3-1 Western Athletic Conference) trailed only once in the game when Louisiana Tech?s Kyle Gibson hit a 3-pointer and converted a free throw to give the Bulldogs a 4-0 lead in the opening minute.
Tyler Tiedeman then scored 15 first-half points to help boost the Broncos to a 45-31 halftime lead.
Louisiana Tech closed the gap to 45-37 by scoring the first six points of the second half, but the Broncos steadily pulled away after that.
Louisiana Tech (3-12, 0-3 WAC) was led by Drew Washington with 20 points and Gibson added 18.
Tiedeman failed to score in the second half for Boise State and finished with 15.
Larry, a junior college transfer from College of Southern Idaho, tied his career scoring high set earlier this year against Idaho.
Boise State dominated the boards, pulling down 39 rebounds to 25 for the Bulldogs.
Larry and Nelson also controlled play inside as the Broncos scored 42 points in deep compared with 26 for the Bulldogs.