Louisiana Tech head coach Michael White and the Bulldog backcourt of Kenneth Smith, Raheem Appleby and Alex Hamilton were recognized today by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC)
Temple hit nine three-pointers and led from start to finish as the Owls ended Louisiana Tech's National Invitation Tournament run with a 77-59 victory Wednesday night in quarterfinal action at the Liacouras Center.
No. 3 seed Louisiana Tech takes on top-seeded Temple in a Wednesday night showdown at 8 p.m. CT inside the Liacouras Center with a spot in the NIT Final Four in New York City on the line.
Louisiana Tech senior point guard Kenneth "Speedy" Smith was confident his Bulldogs were headed to Philadelphia for a rematch with Temple Wednesday night in the quarterfinals of the National Invitation Tournament.
For a second straight year, Louisiana Tech will take on an SEC opponent on the road in the second round of the National Invitation Tournament.
The second round NIT matchup between No. 3 seed Louisiana Tech and No. 2 seed Texas A&M has officially been set for Monday, March 23 with tipoff at 6 p.m. on ESPN.
Head coach Michael White picked up win No. 100 and Louisiana Tech extended its home winning streak to 30 by defeating Central Michigan, 89-79, on Tuesday night in front of 6,904 fans inside the Thomas Assembly Center.
A week and a half ago, Louisiana Tech seniors Raheem Appleby, Michale Kyser and Kenneth Smith had what was a perfect ending to their home careers inside the Thomas Assembly Center.