Bulldogs Win WAC Title
Playing as a nationally ranked team for the first time since Karl Malone was a college superstar in 1985, No. 25 Louisiana Tech cruised past Utah State for an 84-61 victory Thursday night, its 17th straight win to stay undefeated in the Western Athletic Conference. Brandon Gibson scored 20 points and Raheem Appleby added 15 as Louisiana Tech shot 31 of 62 (50 percent) from the field, including 11 of 21 (52.4 percent) from 3-point range. The Bulldogs extended the win streak to 18 with an 88-61 win over SJSU two nights later to claim a share of the WAC regular season title, its first since claiming the 1999 Sun Belt Conference title.