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Bulldogs edged by Aggies

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Leader photo by O.K. DAVIS While New Mexico State’s Christian Kabongo (1) and Bandia Sy (10) work on defense, Olu Ashaolu (5) of Louisiana Tech University starts to drive for a lay-up during a Western Athletic Conference contest at the Thomas Assembly Center on Saturday afternoon.

All of which played a major factor in Tech coming up a point short, 50-49, and remaining lodged in the WAC cellar.

The Aggies (14-12, 8-4), holding on to the runner-up slot in the league standings, were able to squeeze out the victory when junior guard Hernest Laroche sank two free throws with 12.2 seconds remaining.

Tech still had a chance to win it, but a 12-foot jumper by senior guard DeAndre Brown nicked off of the front of the rim as the final buzzer sounded.

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