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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Monday, January 4, 2010

WAC basketball: Louisiana Tech runs past Utah State 82-60

Advertiser Staff

RUSTON, La. Magnum Rolle scored 21 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lead Louisiana Tech in an 82-60 rout of Utah State on Monday night.

Jamel Guyton added 17 points and Kyle Gibson had 16 for the Bulldogs (14-2, 2-0 Western Athletic Conference), who have won seven in a row. Olu Ashaolu and David Jackson also chipped in 11 points apiece for Louisiana Tech.

Guyton hit three 3-pointers for the Bulldogs, who were 7-for-14 from long range (50 percent). The Aggies hit just 3 of 13 attempts from beyond the arc (23.1 percent).

Leading just 3-2 more than 5 minutes into the game, Louisiana Tech put together a 14-7 run in the next 5-minute span and never looked back. The Bulldogs led by 14 points at halftime and outscored the Aggies 48-40 in the second half.

Nate Bendall was the lone player in double figures for the Aggies (10-6, 0-2), scoring 14 points.