Babbitt Sinks La Tech

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

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.

NEVADA 67, LOUISIANA TECH 64

NEVADA (9-7)
Burleson 3-4 0-0 9, Babbitt 6-12 0-0 15, Cooke 3-4 5-6 11, Johnson 4-9 1-2 9, Hunt 2-6 0-0 4, Fields 6-14 2-4 17, Shaw 0-6 0-0 0, Giles 0-2 0-0 0, Kraemer 1-2 0-0 2, R.Phillips 0-0 0-0 0, A.Phillips 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 25-59 8-12 67.

LOUISIANA TECH (7-10)
Guyton 4-11 2-2 12, Rolle 6-11 1-1 13, K.Gibson 5-10 4-7 18, Loe 1-4 0-0 3, Cooper 3-9 6-10 12, B.Gibson 0-0 0-0 0, Ashaolu 1-4 2-2 4, Berhe 0-1 0-0 0, Jackson 1-4 0-0 2. Totals 21-54 15-22 64.

Halftime-Louisiana Tech 35-24. 3-Point Goals-Nevada 9-19 (Babbitt 3-3, Burleson 3-4, Fields 3-6, Kraemer 0-1, Giles 0-1, Johnson 0-1, Shaw 0-3), Louisiana Tech 7-17 (K.Gibson 4-7, Guyton 2-5, Loe 1-3, Jackson 0-2). Fouled Out-None. Rebounds-Nevada 40 (Babbitt 9), Louisiana Tech 38 (Cooper 12). Assists-Nevada 13 (Johnson 7), Louisiana Tech 15 (K.Gibson 4). Total Fouls-Nevada 19, Louisiana Tech 17. A-1,658.


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