Boise State holds off Louisiana Tech 72-59 in WAC
RUSTON, La. (AP)—Paul Noonan scored 14 points and made four 3-pointers to lead Boise State to a 72-59 victory over Louisiana Tech on Thursday night.
Ike Okoye added 12 points for the Broncos (13-15, 3-10 Western Athletic Conference), who had lost four of their last five coming into the game.
Boise State was 8-for-18 from 3-point range (44.4 percent).
The Broncos took a seven-point lead in the first half, but the Bulldogs used a 7-0 run to pull even with 3:14 left and the game was tied at 37 at the break.
Louisiana Tech took a 45-39 advantage with 15:13 left, then Boise State used a 16-0 run to lead 55-45 with 9:47 to go. The Bulldogs could get no closer than seven after that.
Jamel Guyton scored 13 points and Olu Ashaolu had 11 for Louisiana Tech. Magnum Rolle, the Bulldogs’ second-leading scorer averaging 14.8 points per game, was held to six points, but had 10 rebounds.