Louisiana Tech Bulldogs basketball

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Louisiana Tech Bulldogs
2014–15 Louisiana Tech Bulldogs basketball team
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs athletic logo
University Louisiana Tech
First season 1909–10
Conference C-USA
Location Ruston, La.
Head coach Eric Konkol (1st year)
Arena Thomas Assembly Center
(Capacity: 8,000)
Nickname Dunkin' Dawgs
Colors

Blue and Red

            
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Team colours
Away
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Alternate jersey
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Alternate
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

The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs basketball program, colloquially referred to as the Dunkin' Dawgs, represents intercollegiate men's basketball at Louisiana Tech University. The school competes in Conference USA in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and play home games at the Thomas Assembly Center in Ruston, Louisiana. Eric Konkol is in his first season as the Bulldogs' head coach.

History[edit]

Conference affiliations[edit]

Championships[edit]

Conference Regular Season Championships[edit]

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

Conference Tournament Championships[edit]

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 New Orleans Beaumont, Texas
1989 American South Louisiana Tech New Orleans Cajundome; Lafayette, Louisiana
1991 American South Louisiana Tech New Orleans New Orleans, Louisiana

Postseason[edit]

NCAA Division I Tournament results[edit]

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 results[edit]

The Bulldogs have appeared in the NCAA Division II Tournament two times. Their 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 results[edit]

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

CIT results[edit]

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

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

NAIA tournament results[edit]

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

Year Round Opponent Result/Score
1941 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 venues[edit]

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

Traditions[edit]

Dunkin' Dawgs[edit]

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 Xavian Stapleton have made several dunks featured nationally on ESPN's SportsCenter Top Plays and Fox Sports Live's The 1.

Players[edit]

Basketball Hall of Fame[edit]

Retired numbers[edit]

Karl Malone

All-Americans[edit]

Conference Player of the Year[edit]

Bulldogs in the NBA[edit]

P.J. Brown

Coaches[edit]

Paul Millsap

Head coaching records[edit]

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–present 4 136 98 38 .705
Total
88 2238 1263 975 .564
1942–1943, 1943–1944: Basketball discontinued due to World War II

Conference Coach of the Year[edit]

Tim Floyd

Bulldogs in Coaching[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]