LA Tech Basketball produced a historic year
Southern Miss downs LA Tech 63-52
Winner advances to quarterfinals to play winner of BYU/Mercer
Bulldogs have advanced to the semifinals the past three years they have qualified
Bulldog basketball vs Nevada in Saturday night action 1/28/2012 Thomas Assembly Center, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA (Photo by Donny Crowe) ©Louisiana Tech University
Men's Basketball players visited with fourth graders at Cypress Springs Elementary School
LA Tech hosted Arkansas-Little Rock on Dec. 17, 2011 in men's basketball.
2012-13: Played in 33 games with one start versus Idaho (1/17) ... Totaled 232 points for an average of 7.0 points per game ... Registered 10 double-digit scoring games and was the team's leading scorer in two games ... Was 10th in the WAC in three-point percentage with 35.7 percent ... Moved up to fifth all-time in career three-point field goal attempts with 395 and fourth in career three-point field goals made with 136 ... Also averaged 1.3 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 16.3 minutes per game ... Scored a team-high 18 points versus Southern Miss (12/8) ... Recorded three straight double-digit scoring efforts against Denver (12/29), New Mexico State (12/31) and UT Arlington (1/5) ... Matched career-high of three steals at UT Arlington ... Grabbed a season-high four rebounds at Texas State (1/10) ... Had a performance to remember at UTSA (1/12) when he scored a career-high 34 points on 11-of-19 shooting ... The 34 points tied for the most in a single game on the season ... Also shot a career-high 9-of-15 from beyond the arc, including the game-winning three with 19 seconds left ... The nine made three's tied the program record (Johnny Miller, 2/15/97) and the 15 attempts broke the program record which was previously 13 attempts ... The nine three's also tied for the eighth most in a single game in Division I this season ... Earned WAC Player of the Week for Week 10 after this outing ... Recorded three straight double-digit scoring efforts again versus Idaho (2/26), Central Baptist (2/20) and Utah State (2/28), shooting a combined 9-of-16 from three-point range.
2011-12: Played in all 34 games and started 25 ... Averaged 6.8 points, 2.2 assists, 2.1 rebounds and 1.0 steals in 21.8 minutes per game ... Scored 17 points on 5-of-9 shooting at Southeastern Louisiana (11/30) ... Dished out career-best nine assists and scored eight points against McNeese State (12/14) ... Matched career-high of three steals against Northeastern (12/20) ... Scored 14 points and tied career-high of three steals against Spring Hill (12/29) ... Grabbed career-best eight rebounds at SMU (12/31) ... Scored season-high 19 points on 7-of-10 shooting including 5-for-6 from three-point range against Utah State (1/14) ... His three-point performance against the Aggies is tied for the fourth best mark in a game in program history ... Recorded 17 points on 6-of-10 from the field, four assists and three rebounds at New Mexico State (2/4).
2010-11: Played in 32 games and started 30 ... Averaged 8.7 points, 2.8 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 29.4 minutes per game ... Shot 35.5 percent from the field and 34.4 percent from three-point range, the second best ever by a Tech freshman ... Scored at least 10 points 11 times ... Scored at least 20 points three times ... Scored 27 points at North Dakota (2/16), the most by a Tech freshman since Paul Millsap scored 27 points on Jan. 5, 2003 ... Was 7-for-9 from three-point range in that game, the second-most three's ever made by a Bulldog ... Recorded 13 points, four rebounds and five assists against Seattle (11/19) ... Had 12 points, five rebounds and eight assists against Navy (11/21) ... Scored 21 points against Idaho (1/27) ... Had 17 points against New Mexico State (2/12) ... Scored 21 points against Nevada (3/3) on 8-for-11 shooting from the field.
High School: A three-star recruit out of Conway HS, was the No. 1 rated guard (No. 4 overall) in the 2010 Arkansas high school recruiting class ... Averaged 15.3 points, 4.4 rebounds and 4.3 assists as a senior while leading Conway to a state title ... Was a 2010 McDonald's All-American nominee.
Personal: Full name is Kenyon Tarrell McNeail ... Son of Kenyon and Laverne McNeail ... Has one sister, Lauren ... Was born March 22, 1991 in Memphis, Tenn.