Athletics
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Dec. 4, 1982 An announced crowd of 8,700 watched the inaugural basketball games in the arena as top-ranked Southern Cal and Cheryl Miller defeated LA Tech 64-58 in the women's game while UL-Lafayette (formerly Southwestern Louisiana) defeated the Bulldogs 46-45.
Jan. 3, 1984 Kim Mulkey scored 19 points, registered 10 assists and grabbed eight rebounds to lead LA Tech to a 75-66 win over No. 1 ranked and eventual national champion Southern Cal before 8,370 fans. Tech held USC All-American Cheryl Miller to 16 points before she fouled out with just over four minutes to play in the game.
Jan. 14, 1984 A men's record 8,825 fans crammed into the Thomas Assembly Center to see LA Tech defeat UL-Monroe (formerly NLU) 79-63. The Bulldogs were down by one at halftime but built as much as a 20-point lead to cruise to victory behind Alan Davis' 24 points.
March 25, 1984 Louisiana Tech dominated No. 1 ranked Texas 85-60 in the regional finals in Ruston as the Lady Techsters advanced to the program's sixth straight Final Four. Janice Lawrence scored 34 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as Tech outscored the Jody Conrad-coached Longhorns 38-16 in the second half.
Jan. 22, 1985 An arena record 8,975 fans packed the Thomas Assembly Center to the sixth-ranked Lady Techsters defeat the fourth-ranked NLU Indians 79-77 in overtime as Erica Westbrooks hit a shot with two seconds remaining in overtime for the win. Both teams entered the game 15-0 on the year. Eun Jung Lee scored 29 points for NLU while Teresa Weatherspoon recorded 17 assists for LA Tech.
March 8, 1985 LA Tech hosted the Southland Conference tournament and came away with a thrilling 72-70 overtime victory over UL-Monroe (formerly NLU) in the semifinals. Karl Malone led the team with 18 points and 8 rebounds to advance to the finals.
March 9, 1985 Karl 'The Mailman' Malone and Company turned around the following night and halted Lamar in an equally exciting game, 70-69, to win the tourney title for the second straight year and would go on to finish the year 29-3 and reach the Sweet 16.
March 17, 1986 After falling twice to the Joe Dumars-led Cowboys in the regular season, LA Tech defeated McNeese State 77-61 as the Bulldogs hosted the second round of the NIT Tournament. The 'Dogs would go on to advance to the NIT Final Four in New York, N.Y.
Dec. 1, 1986 LA Tech poured in 122 points, the second most in program history, to defeat Concordia Lutheran 122-70. The Bulldogs were 54-of-79 from the field for 68 percent shooting.
Feb. 9, 1989 Paulette Stall hit the game-winning three-pointer as the clock expired to lift Louisiana Tech to a 72-71 win over Old Dominion, capping the largest come-from-behind victory in program history. Tech trailed 51-30 with just over 14 minutes to play in the game.
Feb. 18, 1989 Venus Lacy scored 35 points and grabbed 16 rebounds in only 20 minutes of action as Louisiana Tech set a program record with a 101-point win over UT-Pan American as the Lady Techsters won 126-25. Tech led 63-15 at halftime and Shantel Hardison's two free throws with 38 seconds to play gave Tech the 100-plus point margin of victory.
March 25, 1989 Louisiana Tech pulled down 27 offensive rebounds and shot 39 free throws as the Lady Techsters defeated the Jennifer Azzi-led 4th ranked Stanford Cardinal 85-75 to advance to the NCAA Final Four. Tech won despite Azzi scoring 30 points before fouling out of the game.
Feb. 23, 1991 Sheila Ethridge scored a Thomas Assembly Center record (men or women) 47 points as Louisiana Tech defeated UT-Pan American 102-45. Ethridge hit 18-of-29 field goals, including a TAC record 10 three-pointers, while scoring 35 second-half points in the victory.
March 9, 1991 Trailing by as many as 15 points, Louisiana Tech fought back and defeated 23rd ranked Lamar 77-76 in the American South Conference Tournament championship game when Joletta Riser his a free throw with no time remaining. The win kept Tech's perfect streak of NCAA Tournament appearances alive.
Dec. 10, 1991 The Bulldogs dropped a heartbreaking 77-71 loss in front of 7,175 fans to Oklahoma State who were led by legendary head coach Eddie Sutton.
Dec. 14, 1991 Forward P.J. Brown recorded only the second ever triple-double in Bulldog history with 10 points, 16 rebounds and 10 blocks in a 111-89 win over Centenary. The 10 blocks still stands as the most ever in a single-game by a Bulldog.
Jan. 11, 1996 LA Tech defeated UT Pan American 56-55 in what was only the fifth ever triple-overtime game in Bulldog history. The score was tied 39-39 after regulation.
Nov. 20, 1996 Louisiana Tech built an early 18-point lead before watching Pat Summitt and the 3rd ranked Tennessee Lady Vols fight all the way back to take a 58-53 lead with just over five minutes to play in regulation. However, Amanda Wilson scored six points in a game-ending 13-6 run as the Lady Techsters captured the championship title of the 1996 Preseason WNIT.
Dec. 28, 1998 Eight players scored in double figures as the Lady Techsters recorded a program record in points in its 130-55 win over Cleveland State in the State Farm Holiday Classic. Tech led 59-37 at the half before outscoring the Vikings 71-18 in the final half. Tech hit as many field goals (55) as Cleveland State scored points.
Jan. 18, 1999 Tamicha Jackson scored 26 points and Amanda Wilson added 17 points and 16 rebounds as Louisiana Tech defeated 2nd-ranked Connecticut 90-76 before 6,949 fans on Martin Luther King Day. On a weekend that saw the Lady Techster program celebrate its 25th anniversary, Tech handed Geno Auriemma and the Huskies their worst defeat of the year.
Dec. 16, 1999 LA Tech defeated Nicholls State 85-62 for the program's milestone 1,000th victory. Gerrod Henderson shot an amazing 13-of-15 from the field for a game-high 32 points.
March 20, 2000 Freshman Trina Frierson hits two free throws with two seconds to play to lift Louisiana Tech to a 66-65 win over Vanderbilt in the second round of the 2000 NCAA Tournament. Two days before the game, legendary head coach Leon Barmore had surprised the nation by announcing his retirement at the conclusion of the season.
Feb. 16, 2001 Guard Gerrod Henderson got sick and vomited on the court, but that did not stop him from being carried off the court after nailing a three-pointer in the closing seconds to defeat Jerry 'Tark the Shark' Tarkanian and the Fresno State Bulldogs 66-63.
Jan. 1, 2005 Trailing by 16 points with 15 minutes to play, Louisiana Tech turned up the pressure and forced 22 turnovers as the Lady Techsters rallied to defeat Rice 76-66. Tasha Williams scored 29 points - including 15-of-16 at the free throw line - as Tech ended the game on a 38-12 run.
Nov. 22, 2005 LA Tech trailed 71-52 with 7:18 to play in regulation but stormed back to defeat Big 10 foe Iowa 95-91 in double overtime at the Thomas Assembly Center. Iowa guard and Shreveport native Crystal Smith scored an arena opponent record (women) 46 points for the Hawkeyes.
Feb. 15, 2006 Forward Paul Millsap grabbed 29 rebounds in a 74-63 victory over conference foe San Jose State. The 29 boards rank second all-time for most in a single game.
Dec. 6, 2006 Legendary head coach Bobby Knight brought his Texas Tech squad into Ruston to face LA Tech in front of the sixth largest crowd in the TAC's history (7,087), but the Bulldogs were unable to pull off the upset losing in the final minutes to the Red Raiders 66-59.
Jan. 4, 2010 Forward Magnum Rolle recorded a double-double as LA Tech routed WAC preseason favorite Utah State 82-60. Prior to this win the Bulldogs were only 1-8 versus the Aggies.
Feb. 5, 2011 Adrienne Johnson scored 26 points as Louisiana Tech overcame a double digit deficit to defeat bitter WAC rival Fresno State 90-84 in double overtime. Johnson hit the game-tying free throw with three seconds to play in regulation and then added six points in the second overtime to seal the win before more than 7,000 fans which also witnessed tempers flare between the two teams following the game.
Feb. 18, 2012 Freshman guard Kenneth Smith set the Louisiana Tech school record for assists in a game with 15 as the Bulldogs defeated Central Arkansas 84-62 as part of the SEARS ESPN BracketBuster program. Former Bulldog Bud Dean had held the assists record since Jan. 17, 1969 with 14.