Really, it was never in doubt. Louisiana Tech was plucky, loaded with youngsters and newcomers who competed but the talent gap differential couldn't be squared. So it was San Jose State University eventually sending the Ruston-ites packing 72-60 and thereby eliminating ninth-place LT from the upcoming WAC tourney.
The game was not to be confused with high art -- as broadcaster Mike Chisholm put it "it wasn't a Rembrandt" -- but there are plenty of Thomas Kinkades in living rooms around the country (that ought to rile up the TK aficionados) and it counts as a conference W.
Adrian Oliver paced the Spartans with 23 points. Justin Graham totaled 17 with Wil Carter adding 10 points and eight boards. Olu Ashaolu led Louisiana Tech with 18 points.
SJSU shot a very solid 46% on the night.
At the half, it was 38-29 in favor of SJSU.
Thursday night, it's Hawaii coming to Walt McPherson Court for a 7:30 start and Senior Night for Adrian Oliver and Justin Graham.