|Louisiana Tech Bulldogs|
|Head coach||Eric Konkol (6th season)|
|Conference|| C-USA |
|Arena|| Thomas Assembly Center |
|Colors||Blue and Red |
|NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen|
|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
C-USA: 2014, 2015
|Conference Division Season Champions|
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs basketball program, nicknamed the Dunkin' Dawgs, represents intercollegiate men's basketball at Louisiana Tech University.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.
|1909–10||Louisiana State Intercollegiate Athletic Association||N/A||Percy S. Prince|
|1926–27||Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association||Robert S. Wynn|
|1941–42||Louisiana Intercollegiate Conference||Cecil Crowley|
|1952–53||Gulf States Conference|
|1975–76||Southland Conference||9–1||Emmett Hendricks|
|1986–87||9–1||Tommy Joe Eagles|
|1987–88||American South Conference||7–3|
|1991–92||Sun Belt Conference||13–3|
|2012–13||Western Athletic Conference||16–2||Michael White|
|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|
The Bulldogs have appeared in the NCAA Division I Tournament five times. Their combined record is 4–5.
|1984||#10||Round of 48|
Round of 32
|#7 Fresno State|
|1985||#5||Round of 64|
Round of 32
#4 Ohio State
|1987||#14||Round of 64||#3 DePaul||L 62–76|
|1989||#9||Round of 64|
Round of 32
|#8 La Salle |
|1991||#12||Round of 64||#5 Wake Forest||L 65–71|
The Bulldogs have appeared in the NCAA Division II Tournament two times. Their combined record is 2–2.
Regional Third Place
Louisiana Tech has appeared in ten National Invitation Tournaments. Their combined record is 15–10.
|1990||First Round||Vanderbilt||L 90–98OT|
|1992||First Round||New Mexico||L 84–90|
|2006||First Round||Clemson||L 53–69|
| Florida State |
| Iona |
| Central Michigan |
| Ole Miss |
The Bulldogs have appeared in one Vegas 16. Their record is 0–1.
|2016||Quarterfinals||East Tennessee State||L 83–88|
Louisiana Tech has appeared in one CollegeInsider.com Tournament. Their combined record is 1–1.
The Bulldogs have appeared in the NAIA Tournament four times. Their combined record is 1–4.
|1942||First Round||Texas Tech||L 47–59|
|1946||First Round||Eastern Washington State||L 44–66|
|1953||First Round||Hamline||L 80–89|
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.
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.
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.
Conference Freshman of the Year
The Bulldogs have had 14 players selected in the NBA draft, including 4 first round picks. Twice the Bulldogs have had multiple players taken in the same draft year (1985 and 1992).
|Year||Round||Pick||Overall Pick||Player||NBA Club|
|1960||1||4||4||Jackie Moreland||Detroit Pistons|
|1967||15||10||148||Rich Peek||Baltimore Bullets|
|1970||6||5||90||Charlie Bishop||Cincinnati Royals|
|1973||1||4||4||Mike Green||Seattle SuperSonics|
|1977||4||13||79||Mike McConathy||Chicago Bulls|
|1979||2||17||39||Victor King||Los Angeles Lakers|
|1984||6||19||135||Rennie Bailey||Detroit Pistons|
|1985||4||6||76||Willie Simmons||Sacramento Kings|
|1985||1||13||13||Karl Malone||Utah Jazz|
|1989||1||8||8||Randy White||Dallas Mavericks|
|1992||2||22||49||Ron Ellis||Phoenix Suns|
|1992||2||2||29||P.J. Brown||New Jersey Nets|
|2004||2||17||47||Paul Millsap||Utah Jazz|
|2010||2||21||51||Magnum Rolle||Oklahoma City Thunder|
Other Bulldogs in the NBA
|Percy S. Prince||1909–1911||2||9||5||4||.556||LSIAA Regular Season Champions (1910)|
|R. C. Kenney||1925–1926||1||14||7||7||.500|
|Robert S. Wynn||1926–1931||5||116||61||55||.526||SIAA Regular Season Champions (1927, 1928)|
|Eddie McLane||1934–1936||2||38||26||12||.684||SIAA Regular Season Champions (1934)|
|Cecil Crowley||1940–1942, 1945–1964||21||490||269||221||.549||Gulf States Coach of the Year (1953, 1955, 1964)|
Gulf States Regular Season Champions (1953, 1955)
Louisiana Intercollegiate Regular Season Champions (1942, 1946, 1947, 1948)
|Scotty Robertson||1964–1974||10||247||161||86||.652||Gulf States Coach of the Year (1967, 1971)|
Gulf States Regular Season Champions (1964, 1967, 1970, 1971)
|Emmett Hendricks||1974–1977||3||77||40||37||.519||Southland Coach of the Year (1975, 1976)|
|J.D. Barnett||1977–1979||2||52||23||29||.442||Southland Coach of the Year (1979)|
|Andy Russo||1979–1985||6||177||122||55||.689||Southland Coach of the Year (1983, 1985)|
|Tommy Joe Eagles||1985–1989||4||127||87||40||.685||Southland Coach of the Year (1987, 1988)|
|Jerry Loyd||1989–1994||5||145||73||72||.503||American South Regular Season Champions (1988, 1990)|
Sun Belt Regular Season Champions (1992)
|Keith Richard||1998–2007||9||267||150||117||.562||Sun Belt Coach of the Year (1999)|
Sun Belt Regular Season Champions (1999)
|Michael White||2011–2015||4||141||101||40||.716||C-USA Coach of the Year (2013, 2015)|
C-USA Regular Season Champions (2014, 2015)
WAC Regular Season Champions (2013)
|Eric Konkol||2015–present||3||66||63||36||.636||C-USA Coach of the Year ( 2021)|
C-USA Conference Division Season Champions (2021)
|1942–1943, 1943–1944: Basketball discontinued due to World War II|
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