Pack Hold Off Louisiana Tech 66-58
RENO, Nev. (AP) - Deonte Burton scored 18 points and Dario Hunt had 16 as Nevada rallied to beat Louisiana Tech 66-58 on Saturday night.
Malik Story added 10 points for the Wolf Pack (7-13, 4-3 WAC).
Olu Ashaolu had 26 points and 17 rebounds for the Bulldogs (9-12, 0-7). DeAndre Brown added 14 points.
Louisiana Tech led by as many as eight points in the first half and led 33-28 at halftime. Nevada opened the second half with a 16-6 run to go up 44-39 with 14:16 left and stretched the lead to 57-45 on a jumper by Jordan Burris with 7:33 to play.
The Bulldogs rallied with a 9-0 run, including back-to-back 3-pointers by Brown and a dunk by Ashaolu to make it 57-54 with 4:37 left. But Burton nailed a 3-pointer with 4:17 left, and Hunt hit all six of his free throws down the stretch to put the game away.
With the Wolf Pack leading 21-19 with 6:01 left in the first half, the Bulldogs went on an 11-2 run to go up 30-23 with 1:49 left. Ashaolu had 8 of the 11 points in the run and finished the first half with 19 points and 11 rebounds.