Gibson scores 16 in Louisiana Tech win

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RENO, Nev. (AP)—Brandon Gibson scored 16 points and hit a key 3-pointer with 39 seconds left to help Louisiana Tech beat Nevada 78-75 on Thursday.

Magnum Rolle added 15 points and Jamel Guyton 13 for the Bulldogs (9-14, 3-7 WAC).

Armon Johnson had 27 points and Luke Babbitt 23 for the Wolf Pack (13-9, 6-3 WAC).

Johnson had given Nevada a 72-71 lead with 1:00 to play in a see-saw game that saw the lead change hands 13 times in the second half. But Gibson hit a long 3-pointer from the corner to put Louisiana Tech back on top 74-71.

Brandon Fields missed a short jumper on the ensuing possession for the Wolf Pack and Rolle was fouled after grabbing the rebound. He hit both free throws to put the Bulldogs up 76-72.

Johnson hit a 3-pointer with 8.6 seconds to play to pull Nevada to within a point, but James Loe iced the game with a pair of free throws with 5 seconds left.

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Top Performers

 Top Performers
 Louisiana Tech
Kyle Gibson Kyle Gibson
6-9,  16 Pts
4 Rebs, 4 Assists
 Nevada
Luke Babbitt Luke Babbitt
9-11,  23 Pts
6 Rebs, 2 Assists

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