Six-year anniversary of the announcement that Louisiana Tech was joining Conference USA
Tipoff is set for 6 p.m. CT
LA Tech improves to 16-11 on the season and 7-7 in C-USA
Tipoff is set for 8 p.m. CT
LA Tech drops to 15-11 on the season and 6-7 in C-USA play
Malone put Louisiana Tech basketball on the map in the mid-80's and left the NBA as the second all-time leading scorer with 36,928 points and a two time Olympic gold-medal winner.
Malone was known for his strength in the post and perfected the "pick-and-roll" offense with John Stockton during his tenure with the Utah Jazz. He earned the NBA's MVP honors in 1997 and 1999 while earning 14 All-Star appearances.
During his playing days at Tech, has amassed 1,716 points after only three seasons ranking him sixth all-time on the Bulldog career points lists.
His Dunkin' Dawgs' teams posted records of 19-9, 26-7 and an astounding 29-3 in his final season at Louisiana Tech. All three seasons he was named Sporting News Honorable Mention All-American.
Malone and his family reside in Ruston.
--Ranks sixth all-time at Louisiana Tech University with 1,716 points after just three seasons --Led Tech to records of 19-9 (freshman), 26-7 (sophomore) and 29-3 (junior) at Tech --Averaged 20.9, 18.8 and 16.5 points per game for an average of 18.7 for his career --1982-83: Sporting News Honorable Mention All-American --1983-84: Sporting News Honorable Mention All-American --1984-85: Sporting News Honorable Mention All-American, NABC 2nd Team All-American and AP Honorable Mention --Drafted by the Utah Jazz with the 13th pick in the 1985 NBA Draft --Played on the 1992 and 1996 "Dream Team" and earned gold medals as an Olympian --Voted MVP in 1997 and 1999 for the Jazz --Voted an All-Star 14 times and was MVP in 1989 and co-MVP in 1993 --Voted in 1996 to NBA's 50 Greatest Players list --Finished his illustrious NBA career as the second all-time leading scorer with 36,928 points on .516 shooting -Number 32 retired at both Louisiana Tech and for the Utah Jazz
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