2012–13 Louisiana Tech Bulldogs basketball team

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2012–13 Louisiana Tech Bulldogs men's basketball
Louisiana Tech Athletics wordmark.svg
WAC Regular Season Co–Champions
NIT, Second Round
Conference Western Athletic Conference
2012–13 record 27–7 (16–2 WAC)
Head coach Michael White (2nd season)
Assistant coach Isaac Brown
Assistant coach Dusty May
Assistant coach Derrick Jones
Home arena Thomas Assembly Center
Seasons
2012–13 WAC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Louisiana Tech* 16 2   .889     27 7   .794
Denver 16 2   .889     22 10   .688
New Mexico State 14 4   .778     24 11   .686
Utah State 11 7   .611     21 10   .677
Texas–Arlington 11 7   .611     19 14   .576
Idaho 7 11   .389     12 18   .400
Texas State 5 13   .278     12 22   .353
UTSA 3 14   .176     10 22   .313
San Jose State 3 14   .176     9 20   .310
Seattle 3 15   .167     8 22   .267
2013 WAC Tournament winner
As of March 25, 2013
* WAC Tournament #1 seed; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2012–13 Louisiana Tech Bulldogs basketball team represented Louisiana Tech University during the 2012–13 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Bulldogs, led by second year head coach Michael White, played their home games at the Thomas Assembly Center and were members of the Western Athletic Conference. This was their last season as a member of the WAC as they joined Conference USA in July 2013.

Roster[edit]

2012–13 Louisiana Tech Bulldogs men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
G 0 Hamilton, AlexAlex Hamilton 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Fr Chipley, FL
F 1 Kyser, MichaleMichale Kyser 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 210 lb (95 kg) So Lancaster, TX
G 2 Gibson, BrandonBrandon Gibson 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 225 lb (102 kg) RS Sr Marianna, FL
G 3 Appleby, RaheemRaheem Appleby 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 160 lb (73 kg) So Jacksonville, AR
G 4 Smith, SpeedySpeedy Smith 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) So St. Petersburg, FL
F 5 Anderson, ChrisChris Anderson 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Jr Muskegon, MI
F 10 Massey, IsaiahIsaiah Massey 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 230 lb (104 kg) RS So McDonough, GA
F 11 Gjuroski, StojanStojan Gjuroski 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 205 lb (93 kg) RS So Gostivar, Macedonia
G 13 Wilkerson, J.D.J.D. Wilkerson (W) 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Fr Baton Rouge, LA
G 15 Johnson, CordariusCordarius Johnson 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Jr Coushatta, LA
G 21 McNeail, KenyonKenyon McNeail 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Jr Conway, AR
G 22 Johnson, DemarioDemario Johnson (W) 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Jr Shreveport, LA
G 23 Johnson, JaronJaron Johnson 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Jr Tyler, TX
F/C 25 Lewis, J.L.J.L. Lewis 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Sr Gonzales, LA
F/C 40 Talbot, GilbertGilbert Talbot 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 255 lb (116 kg) Fr Houma, LA
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster
Last update: 2013-02-08

Schedule[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
October 25, 2012*
7:00 PM
Arkansas–Monticello W 72–44 
Thomas Assembly Center 
Ruston, LA
November 2, 2012*
7:30 PM
Southern Arkansas W 66–55 
Thomas Assembly Center 
Ruston, LA
Regular season
November 9, 2012*
8:00 PM, FSMW/FSS/FSSW/SunS
at Texas A&M
CBE Hall of Fame Classic
L 59–71  0–1
Reed Arena (5,066)
College Station, TX
November 14, 2012*
7:00 PM
Arkansas–Little Rock W 70–52  1–1
Thomas Assembly Center (2,465)
Ruston, LA
November 18, 2012*
4:00 PM
vs. Troy
CBE Hall of Fame Classic
W 70–46  2–1
McKenzie Arena (2,524)
Chattanooga, TN
November 19, 2012*
6:00 PM
vs. Southeast Missouri State
CBE Hall of Fame Classic
W 67–63  3–1
McKenzie Arena (2,457)
Chattanooga, TN
November 20, 2012*
6:00 PM
at Chattanooga
CBE Hall of Fame Classic
W 71–63  4–1
McKenzie Arena (2,395)
Chattanooga, TN
November 24, 2012*
7:00 PM
Louisiana–Monroe W 68–52  5–1
Thomas Assembly Center (2,308)
Ruston, LA
November 28, 2012*
7:00 PM
Southeastern Louisiana W 99–62  6–1
Thomas Assembly Center (2,537)
Ruston, LA
November 30, 2012*
7:00 PM
at Georgia State W 86–68  7–1
GSU Sports Arena (2,015)
Atlanta, GA
December 4, 2012*
7:30 PM
at Northwestern State L 83–89  7–2
Prather Coliseum (2,703)
Natchitoches, LA
December 8, 2012*
7:00 PM
Southern Miss W 65–55  8–2
Thomas Assembly Center (2,575)
Ruston, LA
December 12, 2012*
7:00 PM
at McNeese State L 72–80  8–3
Sudduth Coliseum (726)
Lake Charles, LA
December 17, 2012*
7:00 PM
at Arkansas–Little Rock W 75–73  9–3
Jack Stephens Center (3,734)
Little Rock, AR
December 29, 2012
7:00 PM, ALT2/CST/ESPN3/MASN2
Denver W 68–60  10–3 (1–0)
Thomas Assembly Center (2,295)
Ruston, LA
December 31, 2012
7:00 PM
New Mexico State W 81–72  11–3 (2–0)
Thomas Assembly Center (2,129)
Ruston, LA
January 5, 2013
7:00 PM
at Texas–Arlington W 55–52  12–3 (3–0)
College Park Center (1,276)
Arlington, TX
January 10, 2013
7:00 PM
at Texas State W 84–67  13–3 (4–0)
Strahan Coliseum (1,011)
San Marcos, TX
January 12, 2013
6:00 PM
at UTSA W 73–71  14–3 (5–0)
Convocation Center (1,203)
San Antonio, TX
January 17, 2013
6:00 PM, ALT2/CST/ESPN3/MASN2
Idaho W 72–66  15–3 (6–0)
Thomas Assembly Center (3,545)
Ruston, LA
January 19, 2013
7:00 PM
Seattle W 78–71  16–3 (7–0)
Thomas Assembly Center (3,974)
Ruston, LA
January 24, 2013
9:00 PM
at San Jose State W 76–54  17–3 (8–0)
Event Center Arena (2,624)
San Jose, CA
January 26, 2013
8:05 PM, ESPN3/KMYU
at Utah State W 51–48  18–3 (9–0)
Smith Spectrum (8,530)
Logan, UT
February 2, 2013
7:00 PM
Texas–Arlington W 64–51  19–3 (10–0)
Thomas Assembly Center (5,024)
Ruston, LA
February 7, 2013
7:00 PM
UTSA W 74–49  20–3 (11–0)
Thomas Assembly Center (4,061)
Ruston, LA
February 9, 2013
7:00 PM
Texas State W 84–69  21–3 (12–0)
Thomas Assembly Center (4,435)
Ruston, LA
February 14, 2013
9:00 PM
at Seattle W 64–58  22–3 (13–0)
KeyArena (2,208)
Seattle, WA
February 16, 2013
9:05 PM
at Idaho W 67–61  23–3 (14–0)
Cowan Spectrum (1,132)
Moscow, ID
February 20, 2013*
7:00 PM
Central Baptist W 118–48  24–3
Thomas Assembly Center (3,735)
Ruston, LA
February 28, 2013
7:00 PM, ALT2/CST/ESPN3/MASN
No. 25 Utah State W 84–61  25–3 (15–0)
Thomas Assembly Center (5,506)
Ruston, LA
March 2, 2013
7:00 PM
No. 25 San Jose State W 88–61  26–3 (16–0)
Thomas Assembly Center (4,850)
Ruston, LA
March 7, 2013
8:00 PM, AggieVision/ALT2/CSNH/ESPN3
at New Mexico State L 60–78  26–4 (16–1)
Pan American Center (6,941)
Las Cruces, NM
March 9, 2013
6:00 PM, RSRM
at Denver L 54–78  26–5 (16–2)
Magness Arena (5,119)
Denver, CO
WAC Tournament
March 14, 2013
8:00 PM
vs. UTSA
Quarterfinals
L 67–73  26–6
Orleans Arena (N/A)
Paradise, NV
NIT
March 19, 2013*
6:15 PM, ESPN3
No. (5) at No. (4) Florida State
First Round
W 71–66  27–6
Donald L. Tucker Center (2,989)
Tallahassee, FL
March 25, 2013*
9:00 PM, ESPNU
No. (5) at No. (1) Southern Miss
Second Round
L 52–63  27–7
Reed Green Coliseum (5,922)
Hattiesburg, MS
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Central Time.

Rankings[edit]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Final 
AP Poll[1] NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR RV RV RV RV RV 25 RV NR NR 
Coaches' Poll[1] NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR RV RV RV RV RV RV NR NR


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2012-13 NCAA Men's Basketball Rankings". ESPN. ESPN Internet Ventures. Archived from the original on February 9, 2010. Retrieved October 22, 2012. 

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