Louisiana Tech ends regular season with second straight win
RUSTON, La. (AP)—Kyle Gibson scored a career-high 28 points and double-digit efforts from four others gave Louisiana Tech its second straight win, an 87-83 Western Athletic Conference decision over San Jose State on Saturday.
Gibson played all 40 minutes and burned the nets on 9-of-15 shooting, including a 4-for-7 effort from three-point range. It was the 18th time this season that Gibson led the Bulldogs in scoring.
Jonathan Clark added 16 points and James Loe had 15, while Dwayne Lathan and Orren Tims added 11 apiece off the bench.
J.J. Marshall, the lone senior for Louisiana Tech (6-23, 3-13 WAC), got his first career start and played six minutes, dishing out a career-best three assists.
San Jose State (12-18, 4-12 WAC) was led by Jamon Hill’s 19 points, while Tim Pierce, Chris Oakes and DeVonte Thomas had 18, 13 and 12, respectively. The Spartans’ C.J. Webster had a double-double with 10 points and 13 rebounds.
The Bulldogs won the game despite being more than doubled up in the rebounding department; the Spartans pulled down 46 boards to Tech’s 21. But 51.9 percent shooting, including a 9-of-13 effort from three-point range in the first half, carried Tech to the victory.