Louisiana Tech faced their largest home deficit of the season nine minutes into the game, down 22-9, but the Bulldogs would use the final 11 minutes of the first half to not only make up the difference, but pull ahead by double-figures at the half.
Louisiana Tech moved into a tie for first place in the Conference USA standings with a huge win on Thursday.
Louisiana Tech came into Saturday night knowing that in order to extend its home winning streak to 23, they had to defend the glass against the best rebounding team in Conference USA in Western Kentucky.
First Place in the Conference USA standings will be on the line Thursday night at 6 p.m. inside the Thomas Assembly Center between Louisiana Tech and Western Kentucky.
Coaching for Literacy (CFL) is proud to announce a partnership with the Louisiana Tech men's basketball team and head coach Michael White through its Assistant Coach Program.
With first place in the Conference USA standings on the line Thursday night, ticket and game promotions have been set for the battle between Louisiana Tech and Western Kentucky inside the Thomas Assembly Center.
Louisiana Tech did a complete 180 turn on defense from Thursday to Saturday, allowing the opponent Rice to shoot just 33 percent from the field which led to a 58-45 win for the Bulldogs inside Tudor Fieldhouse.
Louisiana Tech used up a ton of energy in trying to make a gutsy comeback from a 21-point deficit in a loss on Thursday.