RUSTON, La. (AP) — Magnum Rolle scored 21 points to lead Louisiana Tech to a 71-64 victory over San Jose State on Thursday night.
Rolle hit consecutive baskets to give the Bulldogs (19-4, 7-2 Western Athletic Conference) a 46-32 lead with 14:20 to play and they never trailed again to win for the second time in three games.
San Jose State (12-10, 5-5) had a 10-0 run to cut the deficit to 50-47 on C.J. Webster's layup with 9:26 remaining, but Jamel Guyton hit a 3-pointer and a free throw, and Kyle Gibson hit two free throws for a 56-47 advantage with 8:34 to play.
San Jose State's Adrian Oliver, the WAC's leading scorer at 22.5 points entering the game, had 22 points, and Gibson, the league's second-leading scorer (21.6) had 18 points.
Olu Ashaolu added nine points and eight rebounds for the Bulldogs, who shot 14-for-28 from the field in the second half.
Justin Graham scored 15 for San Jose State.
(This version CORRECTS APNewsNow. Louisiana Tech 71, San Jose State 64. corrects points for Oliver to 22 due to change on official box)