February 28, 2010 in Sports

Vandals upended

Idaho men lose third straight game
Associated Press
 

RUSTON, La. – Jamel Guyton scored 16 points as Louisiana Tech defeated Idaho 60-49 on Saturday night.

Olu Ashaolu added a double-double with 10 points and 12 rebounds for the Bulldogs (22-7, 9-5 Western Athletic Conference), who swept the season series against Idaho after beating them 77-71 on Jan. 9.

Louisiana Tech held a 29-23 halftime lead, but led by 10 points after back-to-back layups from DeAndre Brown and Guyton boosted their lead to 39-29 with 13:23 remaining in the game. The Bulldogs would go on to lead by as many as 15 points, and Idaho never recovered.

David Jackson contributed 13 points and nine rebounds for Louisiana Tech.

The Vandals (13-15, 4-10) were paced by Marvin Jefferson, who scored 13 points. Idaho has lost three straight games.

Idaho struggled to hit its 3-point attempts, shooting only 20 percent from beyond the arc (3 for 15).

Louisiana Tech 60, Idaho 49

 Idaho (13-15, 4-10)- Hopson 2-9 1-2 5, Johnson 2-7 0-0 4, Toledo 2-5 1-4 5, Watson 0-2 0-2 0, Jefferson 6-6 1-1 13, Ledbetter 1-4 0-0 3, Henderson 3-7 1-1 7, de Souza 3-8 0-0 8, Lawrence 1-3 0-0 2, Stewart 0-0 0-0 0, Barone 1-3 0-0 2. Totals 21-54 4-10 49.

Louisiana Tech (22-7, 9-5)- Guyton 6-17 2-3 16, Ashaolu 4-7 2-6 10, Brown 4-8 0-0 10, Rolle 3-8 2-2 8, Jackson 5-8 1-3 13, Redding 0-1 0-2 0, Bartlett 0-2 3-5 3, Rake 0-0 0-0 0, Oliverson 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 22-52 10-21 60.

Halftime—Louisiana Tech 29-23. 3-Point Goals—Idaho 3-15 (de Souza 2-6, Ledbetter 1-2, Lawrence 0-1, Hopson 0-2, Johnson 0-4), Louisiana Tech 6-17 (Jackson 2-4, Brown 2-5, Guyton 2-8). Fouled Out—Jefferson. Rebounds—Idaho 37 (Hopson 8), Louisiana Tech 39 (Ashaolu 12). Assists—Idaho 9 (Hopson, Johnson 3), Louisiana Tech 10 (Brown 5). Total Fouls—Idaho 20, Louisiana Tech 15. A—2,669.

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