RUSTON, La. - The Boise State men's basketball team fell to Louisiana Tech 70-60 Saturday at the Thomas Assembly Center.
La'Shard Anderson and Daequon Montreal led the Broncos with 14 points apiece, and Robert Arnold added 13.
Boise State (12-9, 5-4 WAC) jumped out to a 12-point advantage (24-12) with 8:26 remaining in the opening half, but Louisiana Tech (11-12, 2-7) used an 18-6 run to pull even with the Broncos before halftime.
The Bulldogs grabbed an early second-half lead, and although the Broncos were able to climb back time and again - Boise State tied the game on two occasions and grabbed a 51-50 advantage at 8:16 - the Bulldogs answered every time.
The Broncos trailed by as many as seven points, but Anderson was able to pull the Broncos within three with 1:45 remaining (63-60). Westly Perryman recorded a steal on Louisiana Tech's ensuing possession, but Anderson missed a jumper, and the Bulldogs hit their free throws to seal the win.
Montreal scored 10 of his 14 points in the first half, and Arnold tied his season high with three assists.
The Broncos return home to host Hawai'i Thursday (Feb. 3) at 7:05 p.m., before traveling to Logan, Utah, to square off against Utah State, Saturday (Feb. 5).