San Jose State stops Louisiana Tech 87-76
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP)—Adrian Oliver scored a career-high 39 points, lifting San Jose State to an 87-76 victory over Louisiana Tech on Thursday night.
The Spartans (10-8, 3-3) snapped the Bulldogs’ 10-game winning streak and handed them their first WAC loss of the season.
Chris Oakes had 16 points for the Spartans while Robert Owens scored 12.
Kyle Gibson led Louisiana Tech (17-3, 5-1) with 22 points, only two of those coming in the first half when he got into early foul trouble. Olu Ashaolu added 19 points and eight rebounds for the Bulldogs.
Oliver was one point short of the San Jose State single-game scoring record of 40 set by Wally Rank on Jan. 3, 1980 against Sacramento State. Oliver’s 39 points surpassed his previous career high of 37, set last February against Boise State.