Czyz helps Nevada hold off Louisiana Tech 65-63
Saturday, January 28, 2012
RUSTON, La. (AP) -- Olek Czyz tied his season high with 24 points and converted the game-winning three-point play as Nevada held off Louisiana Tech 65-63 Saturday night for its 15th consecutive victory.
Czyz also had 10 rebounds for the Wolf Pack (18-3, 7-0 Western Athletic Conference), whose winning streak is the second-longest active streak in the NCAA behind Murray State, with 21.
After the Bulldogs used a 6-0 burst, capped by four points by Brandon Gibson, to tie it 62-62 with 1:08 left, Dario Hunt missed a jumper for Nevada. Czyz rebounded and scored on a layup and a free throw with 34 seconds left.
Kenyon McNeail made 1 of 2 free throws 3 seconds later, but the Bulldogs missed their last three field-goal attempts.
Malik Story added 16 points for Nevada and Hunt grabbed 11 rebounds.
Raheem Appleby's 17 points led the Bulldogs (11-11, 3-4), who had their three-game winning streak snapped.