Utah St. 69, Louisiana Tech 65

Brockeith Pane scored a season-high 24 points and Utah State

overcame a 12-point first-half deficit to defeat Louisiana Tech

69-65 Saturday night and post its second road victory of the

season.

Down 31-29 at the break, the Aggies (10-8, 2-2 Western Athletic

Conference) opened the second half with a 12-0 run. The Bulldogs

regained the lead briefly at 51-50, then Utah State went on an 11-2

spree.

After Louisiana Tech (8-10, 0-3) closed to 66-64 with 39 seconds

remaining on a Kenyon McNeaill 3-pointer, the Aggies hit 3 of 4

free throws, sending the Bulldogs to their fourth straight

loss.

Preston Medlin and Kyisean Reed added 11 apiece for Utah

State.

The Bulldogs hit six of their first seven 3-pointers to build a

20-8 lead, and finished 12 of 29 from long range, compared to 2 of

9 for the Aggies.

McNeaill scored a season-high 19 points for Louisiana Tech.