Bulldogs follow up historic 2012-13 season with an even more historic 2013-14 season
Appleby's three at buzzer comes up just short
LA Tech advances to NIT quarterfinals with 79-71 win at Georgia
Head coach Michael White, Kenneth Smith and Kenyon McNeail
LA Tech advances to second round of the NIT to face Georgia
Bulldogs defeat the Gaels, 89-88, to advance to the 2nd round of the NIT
Bulldogs hold off Blazers for 67-58 road win
LA Tech defeated MT, 55-39, to move into a tie for first place in C-USA.
LA Tech versus Rice 2/15/14
LA Tech versus North Texas 2/8/14
2013-14: Named to the C-USA All-Defensive team ... Played in 36 games with 34 starts ... Totaled 253 points with an average of 7.0 points per game ... Had 10 double-digit scoring games with two of them being the team's leading scorer ... Led the team in rebounding with an average of 6.6 with 19 games as the team's leading rebounder ... Had five games of at least 10 boards ... Finished t-16 in rebounding in C-USA ... Led the team and C-USA in blocks per game with an average of 3.0 per game while accumulating 109, breaking his own single season record he set last season and the junior record ... His 109 blocks was the 5th most in NCAA Division I and his 3.0 blocks per game was the 15th most ... Had at least three blocks in 21 games ... Set a career-high with nine blocks versus Centenary (11/13) which also ranked for the 8th most in the nation in a single game ... The nine rejections is also the second most in a single game in program history ... Earned his first ever LSWA Player of the Week award (12/16-22) after accounting for 23 points, 23 rebounds and 11 rejections in two in-state wins ... Tied his career-high in rebounds with 17 in the win over McNeese (12/17) ... Received another LSWA Player of the Week honor (1/6-12) after registering back-to-back double-doubles in the opening weekend of C-USA against Florida Atlantic (1/9) and FIU (1/11) ... Scored a career-high 20 points in the C-USA Quarterfinals versus Charlotte (3/13) to go along with nine rebounds, two assists and two steals ... Played a career-high 34 minutes in the C-USA Semifinals against Southern Miss (3/14), pulling down a game-high 10 boards ... Swatted away seven balls at Georgia (3/22) in the second round of the NIT, setting the program record for most blocks in an NIT game.
2012-13: Played in all 34 games while starting in 33 of them ... Named to the WAC All-Defensive Team ... Totaled 171 points on 5.0 points per game ... Led the team in rebounding with an average of 5.3 and was the team's leading rebounder in 14 games with 10 of them being double-digit performances ... Led the team and the WAC in blocks per game with an average of 2.7 per game while tallying 92 on the season, setting the sophomore record and tying Willie Simmons (84-85) for the most ever in a single season ... His 2.7 blocks per game ranked 15th in NCAA Division I ... Registered at least three blocks in 20 games ... Had his first double-digit scoring performance against Southeastern Louisiana (11/28) with 10 points ... Dished out a career-high five assists at Georgia State (11/30) to go along with five points, five rebounds and five blocks ... Pulled down a career-high 17 rebounds, including 10 offensive, at Northwestern State (12/4) ... Recorded his first double-double at McNeese State (12/12) with 10 points and 13 boards, one of only two double-doubles by a Bulldog on the season ... Almost had another double-double in the following game at UALR (12/17) with eight points and 10 rebounds ... Saw his most action of the season versus Denver (12/29) with 31 minutes of play that included eight points and eight rebounds ... Blocked a season-high six shots at Texas State (1/10) ... Registered a career-high three steals against UTSA (2/7) ... Scored a season-high 11 points versus Central Baptist (2/20) in just 10 minutes of action ... Blocked three shots in the second round of the NIT at Southern Miss (3/25), tying for the third most blocks ever in an NIT game.
2011-12: Played in 33 games while starting two ... Averaged 3.7 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.8 blocks per game ... Set program's freshman record with 60 blocks on the season passing Paul Millsap's mark of 52 set in 2003-04 season ... Ended season eighth on school's career block list ... Grabbed seven rebounds, scored five points and blocked three shots against Mississippi College (11/13) ... Blocked five shots and pulled down five rebounds at UT-Arlington (11/19) ... Scored 10 points against Maryland Eastern Shore (11/25) and Portland State (11/26) ... Named to the Jim Thorpe Classic all-tournament team (11/25-27) ... Blocked seven shots against Northeastern (12/20) ... The seven blocks are tied for the third most in a game in Bulldog history and for the fourth most in Thomas Assembly Center history ... Scored career-high 12 points, blocked five shots and grabbed five rebounds against Central Arkansas (2/18) ... Pulled down five rebounds and blocked three shots in WAC Tournament Championship game against New Mexico State (3/10).
High School: Attended Christian Life Center Academy in Humble, Texas for one year ... Averaged 15 points, 11 rebounds and six blocks ... Led team to 21-3 record ... Coached by Carlos Wilson ... Lettered four years at Lancaster High School in Dallas, Texas ... Helped lead team to 36-3 record and Texas class 4A state championship game ... Averaged 12 points, 10 rebounds and six blocks per game ... Named first team all-District 15-4A ... Coached by Ferrin Douglas.
Personal: Michale D. Kyser... Nickames are 'Mike' and 'Deezy' ... Son of Myshell Kyser ... Has four brothers, T.J., Bruce, Frank and D.J. ... Cosidered Iowa, Lamar, Pepperdine and Cambell before deciding on Louisiana Tech ... Played on AAU team Dallas Showtyme ... Born Nov. 26, 1991 in Victoria, Texas.