Scores

Final

Louisiana Tech 65

(8-7, 1-6 away)

SMU 73

(8-5, 5-1 home)

    2:00 PM ET, December 31, 2011

    Moody Coliseum, Dallas, Texas

    1 2 T
    LT 28 3765
    SMU 37 3673

    Top Performers

    Louisiana Tech: B. Gibson 22 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Stl

    Southern Methodist: A. Patsevich 11 Pts, 2 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Blk

    SMU 73, Louisiana Tech 65

    Associated Press

    DALLAS -- Ryan Manuel scored 13 points off the bench, and SMU led nearly wire to wire Saturday in a 73-65 victory over Louisiana Tech.

    Manuel made just two field goals but was 9 of 10 from the free-throw line. Aliaksei Patsevich added 11 points, including two 3-pointers, for the Mustangs (8-5), who improved to 5-0 at home this season.

    Brandon Gibson scored a career-high 22 points to lead the Bulldogs (8-7). Gibson, who came in averaging just 3.9 points per game, was 9 of 15 from the field.

    Raheem Appleby, who had averaged 22 points per game in the Bulldogs' previous four contests, was held to 11.

    Louisiana Tech scored the game's first basket, but an 8-0 SMU run gave the Mustangs the lead for good. The Bulldogs got within four, 64-60, on a Gibson 3-pointer with 3:15 to play, but five Manuel free throws after that helped SMU hang on.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    LT
    SMU
    Points 65 73
    FG Made-Attempted 29-60 (.483) 21-47 (.447)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-25 (.240) 9-18 (.500)
    FT Made-Attempted 1-4 (.250) 22-28 (.786)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 24 (0/0) 11 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 2 14

    2011-12 Season

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