Nevada holds off Louisiana Tech 67-64
RUSTON, La. (AP)—Luke Babbitt hit a game-winning 3-pointer as time expired to lift Nevada to a 67-64 win over Louisiana Tech on Saturday.
Nevada led 61-51 on a Dario Hunt layup with 3:16 left, but Louisiana Tech went on a 10-4 run during the next 3 minutes to tie the score at 64-64 on a three-point play by Magnum Rolle with 16 seconds remaining.
But Louisiana Tech never got the ball back, and Nevada’s timeout with 12 seconds left set the stage for Babbitt’s game winner.
Brandon Fields led the Wolf Pack (9-7, 2-1 Western Athletic Conference) with 17 points, Babbitt finished with 15 and Malik Cooke added 11. Babbitt finished the game shooting 3-for-3 from beyond the arc.
Kyle Gibson’s 18 points led four players in double-figure scoring for the Bulldogs (7-10, 1-3), who also got 13 points from Rolle and Jamel Guyton and Kenneth Cooper added 12 apiece.