Louisiana Tech Bulldogs basketball

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Louisiana Tech Bulldogs
Basketball current event.svg 2020–21 Louisiana Tech Bulldogs basketball team
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University Louisiana Tech
First season1909–10
Head coach Eric Konkol (6th season)
Conference C-USA
West Division
Location Ruston, Louisiana
Arena Thomas Assembly Center
(Capacity: 8,000)
NicknameDunkin' Dawgs
ColorsBlue and Red [1]
         
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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
Conference Division Season Champions
2021

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.

Contents

History

Conference affiliations

Championships

Conference Regular Season Championships

SeasonConferenceRecordHead Coach
1909–10Louisiana State Intercollegiate Athletic AssociationN/A Percy S. Prince
1926–27Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association Robert S. Wynn
1927–28
1933–34 Hal Lee
1941–42Louisiana Intercollegiate Conference Cecil Crowley
1945–46
1946–47
1947–48
1952–53Gulf States Conference
1954–55
1958–59
1963–64
1966–6711–1 Scotty Robertson
1969–709–3
1970–7110–0
1975–76Southland Conference9–1 Emmett Hendricks
1984–8511–1 Andy Russo
1986–879–1 Tommy Joe Eagles
1987–88American South Conference7–3
1989–908–2 Jerry Loyd
1991–92Sun Belt Conference13–3
1998–99 10–4 Keith Richard
2012–13 Western Athletic Conference16–2 Michael White
2013–14 Conference USA 13–3
2014–15 Conference USA 15–3

Conference Tournament Championships

YearConferenceChampionScoreRunner-upMost Valuable PlayerSite
1984Southland Louisiana Tech 68–65LamarWillie Simmons Beaumont Civic Center; Beaumont, Texas
1985Southland Louisiana Tech 70–69LamarJerry Everett Thomas Assembly Center; Ruston, Louisiana
1987Southland Louisiana Tech 58–51Arkansas StateRobert GodboltThomas Assembly Center; Ruston, Louisiana
1988 American South Louisiana Tech 69–66New Orleans Montagne Center; Beaumont, Texas
1989American South Louisiana Tech 84–62New Orleans Cajundome; Lafayette, Louisiana
1991American South Louisiana Tech 61–56New Orleans Lakefront Arena; New Orleans, Louisiana

Postseason

NCAA Division I Tournament results

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

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

NCAA Division II Tournament results

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

YearRoundOpponentResult
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

Louisiana Tech has appeared in ten National Invitation Tournaments. Their combined record is 15–10.

YearRoundOpponentResult
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 RoundVanderbiltL 90–98OT
1992 First RoundNew MexicoL 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
2021 First Round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
Third Place
Ole Miss
Western Kentucky
Mississippi State
Colorado State
W 70–61
W 72–65
L 84-62
W 76–74

Vegas 16 results

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

YearRoundOpponentResult
2016 Quarterfinals East Tennessee State L 83–88

CIT results

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

YearRoundOpponentResult
2010 First Round
Quarterfinals
Southern Miss
Missouri State
W 66–57
L 40–69

NAIA tournament results

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

YearRoundOpponentResult
1942 First Round Texas Tech L 47–59
1946 First RoundEastern Washington StateL 44–66
1953 First RoundHamlineL 80–89
1955 First Round
Second Round
Coe
Steubenville
W 94–65
L 65–90

Home venues

Memorial Gymnasium (1952–1982)

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)

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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.

Traditions

Dunkin' Dawgs

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.

Players

Basketball Hall of Fame

Retired numbers

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Karl Malone

All-Americans

Conference Player of the Year

Conference Freshman of the Year

Leading Scorers

RankPlayerYears PlayedPoints
1Mike Green1969-19732,340
2 Mike McConathy 1973–19772,033
3Alex Hamilton2012-20161,986
4Randy White1985-19891,947
5Anthony Dade1988-19921,867
6Gerrod Henderson1998-20021,829
7Raheem Appleby2011-20151,770
8 Karl Malone 1982-19851,716
9 Paul Millsap 2003-20061,708
10Kyle Gibson2006-20101,677

NBA draftees

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P.J. Brown

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).

YearRoundPickOverall PickPlayerNBA Club
1960 144 Jackie Moreland Detroit Pistons
1967 1510148 Rich Peek Baltimore Bullets
1970 6590Charlie Bishop Cincinnati Royals
1973 144Mike Green Seattle SuperSonics
1977 41379 Mike McConathy Chicago Bulls
1979 21739 Victor King Los Angeles Lakers
1984 619135Rennie Bailey Detroit Pistons
1985 4676Willie Simmons Sacramento Kings
1985 11313 Karl Malone Utah Jazz
1989 188 Randy White Dallas Mavericks
1992 22249 Ron Ellis Phoenix Suns
1992 2229 P.J. Brown New Jersey Nets
2004 21747 Paul Millsap Utah Jazz
2010 22151 Magnum Rolle Oklahoma City Thunder

Other Bulldogs in the NBA

Coaches

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Paul Millsap

Head Coaches

CoachYearsSeasonsGamesWinLossPct.Notes
Percy S. Prince 1909–19112954.556LSIAA Regular Season Champions (1910)
R. C. Kenney 1925–192611477.500
Robert S. Wynn 1926–193151166155.526SIAA Regular Season Champions (1927, 1928)
Hal Lee 1931–19343432419.558
Eddie McLane 1934–19362382612.684SIAA Regular Season Champions (1934)
Herb Duggins 1936–19404732746.370
Cecil Crowley 1940–1942, 1945–196421490269221.549Gulf States Coach of the Year (1953, 1955, 1964)
Gulf States Regular Season Champions (1953, 1955)
Louisiana Intercollegiate Regular Season Champions (1942, 1946, 1947, 1948)
Joe Aillet 1944–1945117512.294
Scotty Robertson 1964–19741024716186.652Gulf States Coach of the Year (1967, 1971)
Gulf States Regular Season Champions (1964, 1967, 1970, 1971)
Emmett Hendricks 1974–19773774037.519Southland Coach of the Year (1975, 1976)
J.D. Barnett 1977–19792522329.442Southland Coach of the Year (1979)
Andy Russo 1979–1985617712255.689Southland Coach of the Year (1983, 1985)
Tommy Joe Eagles 1985–198941278740.685Southland Coach of the Year (1987, 1988)
Jerry Loyd 1989–199451457372.503American South Regular Season Champions (1988, 1990)
Sun Belt Regular Season Champions (1992)
Jim Wooldridge 1994–199841115259.468
Keith Richard 1998–20079267150117.562Sun Belt Coach of the Year (1999)
Sun Belt Regular Season Champions (1999)
Kerry Rupp 2007–201141305773.438
Michael White 2011–2015414110140.716C-USA Coach of the Year (2013, 2015)
C-USA Regular Season Champions (2014, 2015)
WAC Regular Season Champions (2013)
Eric Konkol 2015–present3666336.636C-USA Coach of the Year ( 2021)
C-USA Conference Division Season Champions (2021)
Total892,3731,3531,057.561
1942–1943, 1943–1944: Basketball discontinued due to World War II

Bulldogs in coaching

See also

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2017–18 Louisiana Tech Bulldogs basketball team American college basketball season

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2018–19 Louisiana Tech Bulldogs basketball team American college basketball season

The 2018–19 Louisiana Tech Bulldogs basketball team represented Louisiana Tech University during the 2018–19 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Bulldogs, led by fourth-year head coach Eric Konkol, played their home games at the Thomas Assembly Center in Ruston, Louisiana as members of Conference USA.

2019–20 Louisiana Tech Bulldogs basketball team American college basketball season

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2020–21 Louisiana Tech Bulldogs basketball team American college basketball season

The 2020–21 Louisiana Tech Bulldogs basketball team represents Louisiana Tech University during the 2020–21 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The team is led by sixth-year head coach Eric Konkol, and plays their home games at Thomas Assembly Center in Ruston, Louisiana as a member of Conference USA.

References

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