Louisiana Tech defeats Idaho 74-63

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RUSTON, La. (AP)—Kyle Gibson scored 21 points to lead Louisiana Tech to a 74-63 victory over Idaho on Saturday, ending a three-game losing streak.

The Bulldogs (8-10, 2-3 Western Athletic Conference) took a 38-30 lead into halftime on 16-of-27 shooting (59.3 percent) and led by 14 points with 17:27 left.

The Vandals (8-10, 2-3) pulled within seven at 62-55 with 3:03 left on a 3-pointer by Mac Hopson, but Louisiana Tech made 10 of 12 free throws the rest of the game to seal the win.

The Bulldogs scored 38 points in the paint compared to 18 for the Vandals.

Gibson was 3-for-4 from 3-point range. Magnum Rolle added 19 points for Louisiana Tech and Jamel Guyton had 12.

Hopson scored 25 points to lead the Vandals, while Marvin Jefferson had 10.

Since Idaho joined the conference in the 2005-06 season, the Bulldogs have a 6-1 series lead over the Vandals.

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