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Louisiana Tech Bulldogs basketball

The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs basketball program, nicknamed the Dunkin' Dawgs, represents intercollegiate men's basketball at Louisiana Tech University.[2] The program competes in Conference USA in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and plays home games at the Thomas Assembly Center in Ruston, Louisiana. Eric Konkol is in his fourth season as the Bulldogs' head coach.

Louisiana Tech Bulldogs
2018–19 Louisiana Tech Bulldogs basketball team
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UniversityLouisiana Tech
First season1909–10
Head coachEric Konkol (4th season)
ConferenceC-USA
LocationRuston, Louisiana
ArenaThomas Assembly Center
(Capacity: 8,000)
NicknameDunkin' Dawgs
ColorsBlue and Red[1]
         
Uniforms
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Away jersey
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NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen
1985
NCAA Tournament Round of 32
1984, 1985, 1989
NCAA Tournament Appearances
NAIA: 1942, 1946, 1953, 1955
Division II: 1967, 1971
Division I: 1984, 1985, 1987, 1989, 1991
Conference Tournament Champions
Southland: 1984, 1985, 1987
American South: 1988, 1989, 1991
Conference Regular Season Champions
LSIAA: 1910
SIAA: 1927, 1928, 1934
Louisiana Intercollegiate: 1942, 1946, 1947, 1948
Gulf States: 1953, 1955, 1959, 1964, 1967, 1970, 1971
Southland: 1976, 1985, 1987
American South: 1988, 1990
Sun Belt: 1992, 1999
WAC: 2013
C-USA: 2014, 2015

Contents

HistoryEdit

Conference affiliationsEdit

ChampionshipsEdit

Conference Regular Season ChampionshipsEdit

Season Conference Record Head Coach
1909–10 Louisiana State Intercollegiate Athletic Association N/A Percy S. Prince
1926–27 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association Robert S. Wynn
1927–28
1933–34 Hal Lee
1941–42 Louisiana Intercollegiate Conference Cecil Crowley
1945–46
1946–47
1947–48
1952–53 Gulf States Conference
1954–55
1958–59
1963–64
1966–67 11–1 Scotty Robertson
1969–70 9–3
1970–71 10–0
1975–76 Southland Conference 9–1 Emmett Hendricks
1984–85 11–1 Andy Russo
1986–87 9–1 Tommy Joe Eagles
1987–88 American South Conference 7–3
1989–90 8–2 Jerry Loyd
1991–92 Sun Belt Conference 13–3
1998–99 10–4 Keith Richard
2012–13 Western Athletic Conference 16–2 Michael White
2013–14 Conference USA 13–3
2014–15 Conference USA 15–3

Conference Tournament ChampionshipsEdit

Year Conference Champion Score Runner-up Most Valuable Player Site
1984 Southland Louisiana Tech 68–65 Lamar Willie Simmons Beaumont Civic Center; Beaumont, Texas
1985 Southland Louisiana Tech 70–69 Lamar Jerry Everett Thomas Assembly Center; Ruston, Louisiana
1987 Southland Louisiana Tech 58–51 Arkansas State Robert Godbolt Thomas Assembly Center; Ruston, Louisiana
1988 American South Louisiana Tech 69–66 New Orleans Montagne Center; Beaumont, Texas
1989 American South Louisiana Tech 84–62 New Orleans Cajundome; Lafayette, Louisiana
1991 American South Louisiana Tech 61–56 New Orleans Lakefront Arena; New Orleans, Louisiana

PostseasonEdit

NCAA Division I Tournament resultsEdit

The Bulldogs have appeared in the NCAA Division I Tournament five times. Their combined record is 4–5.

Year Seed Round Opponent Result
1984 #10 Round of 48
Round of 32
#7 Fresno State
#2 Houston
W 66–56
L 69–77
1985 #5 Round of 64
Round of 32
Sweet Sixteen
#12 Pittsburgh
#4 Ohio State
#1 Oklahoma
W 78–54
W 79–67
L 84–86
1987 #14 Round of 64 #3 DePaul L 62–76
1989 #9 Round of 64
Round of 32
#8 La Salle
#1 Oklahoma
W 83–74
L 81–124
1991 #12 Round of 64 #5 Wake Forest L 65–71

NCAA Division II Tournament resultsEdit

The Bulldogs have appeared in the NCAA Division II Tournament two times. Their combined record is 2–2.

Year Round Opponent Result
1967 Regional Semifinals
Regional Final
North Dakota
Illinois State
W 86–77
L 66–89
1971 Regional Semifinals
Regional Third Place
Tennessee State
New Orleans
L 90–91
W 107–88

NIT resultsEdit

Louisiana Tech has appeared in nine National Invitation Tournaments. Their combined record is 12–9.

Year Round Opponent Result
1986 First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
Third Place
Northern Arizona
McNeese State
Providence
Ohio State
Florida
W 67–61
W 77–61
W 64–63
L 66–79
W 67–62
1988 First Round
Second Round
Arkansas–Little Rock
Connecticut
W 66–56
L 59–65
1990 First Round Vanderbilt L 90–98OT
1992 First Round New Mexico L 84–90
2002 Opening Round
First Round
Second Round
Louisiana–Lafayette
Vanderbilt
Villanova
W 83–63
W 83–68
L 64–67
2006 First Round Clemson L 53–69
2013 First Round
Second Round
Florida State
Southern Miss
W 71–66
L 52–63
2014 First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
Iona
Georgia
Florida State
W 89–88
W 79–71
L 75–78
2015 First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
Central Michigan
Texas A&M
Temple
W 89–79
W 84–72
L 59–77

Vegas 16 resultsEdit

The Bulldogs have appeared in one Vegas 16. Their record is 0–1.

Year Round Opponent Result
2016 Quarterfinals East Tennessee State L 83–88

CIT resultsEdit

Louisiana Tech has appeared in one CollegeInsider.com Tournament. Their combined record is 1–1.

Year Round Opponent Result
2010 First Round
Quarterfinals
Southern Miss
Missouri State
W 66–57
L 40–69

NAIA tournament resultsEdit

The Bulldogs have appeared in the NAIA Tournament four times. Their combined record is 1–4.

Year Round Opponent Result
1942 First Round Texas Tech L 47–59
1946 First Round Eastern Washington State L 44–66
1953 First Round Hamline L 80–89
1955 First Round
Second Round
Coe
Steubenville
W 94–65
L 65–90

Home venuesEdit

Memorial Gymnasium (1952–1982)Edit

In 1952, Memorial Gymnasium was constructed on the Louisiana Tech University campus in Ruston to serve as the home of the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs basketball team. Today Memorial Gym serves as a practice facility for the basketball team.

Thomas Assembly Center (1982–present)Edit

 
Thomas Assembly Center

The Thomas Assembly Center is an 8,000-seat multi-purpose arena in Ruston, Louisiana. The arena, named for its benefactor and businessman Samuel M. Thomas, is home to the Division I NCAA Louisiana Tech University Bulldogs men's basketball team.

TraditionsEdit

Dunkin' DawgsEdit

The Dunkin' Dawgs nickname emerged during the 1982–83 season led by Karl Malone and Willie Simmons making highlight reel dunks. The tradition has continued through time as the current Dunkin' Dawgs led by Raheem Appleby, Michale Kyser, and Alex Hamilton have made several dunks featured nationally on ESPN's SportsCenter Top Plays and Fox Sports Live's The 1.

PlayersEdit

CoachesEdit

 
Paul Millsap

Head coaching recordsEdit

Coach Years Seasons Games Win Loss Pct.
Percy S. Prince 1909–1911 2 9 5 4 .556
R. C. Kenney 1925–1926 1 14 7 7 .500
Robert S. Wynn 1926–1931 5 116 61 55 .526
Hal Lee 1931–1934 3 43 24 19 .558
Eddie McLane 1934–1936 2 38 26 12 .684
Herb Duggins 1936–1940 4 73 27 46 .370
Cecil Crowley 1940–1942, 1945–1964 21 490 269 221 .549
Joe Aillet 1944–1945 1 17 5 12 .294
Scotty Robertson 1964–1974 10 247 161 86 .652
Emmett Hendricks 1974–1977 3 77 40 37 .519
J.D. Barnett 1977–1979 2 52 23 29 .442
Andy Russo 1979–1985 6 177 122 55 .689
Tommy Joe Eagles 1985–1989 4 127 87 40 .685
Jerry Loyd 1989–1994 5 145 73 72 .503
Jim Wooldridge 1994–1998 4 111 52 59 .468
Keith Richard 1998–2007 9 267 150 117 .562
Kerry Rupp 2007–2011 4 130 57 73 .438
Michael White 2011–2015 4 141 101 40 .716
Eric Konkol 2015–present 3 66 63 36 .636
Total 89 2,373 1,353 1,057 .561
1942–1943, 1943–1944: Basketball discontinued due to World War II

Conference Coach of the YearEdit

 
Tim Floyd

Bulldogs in coachingEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Louisiana Tech University Quick Reference Logo Slick (PDF). August 10, 2018. Retrieved October 14, 2018.
  2. ^ "Louisiana Tech Bulldogs men's basketball". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2018-04-18.

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