LA Tech Basketball produced a historic year
Southern Miss downs LA Tech 63-52
LA Tech upsets Florida State 71-66
Bulldogs vs Hawaii, Saturday, 2/25/2012 Karl Malone Court at the Thomas Assembly Center Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA. (photo by Donny Crowe)
LA Tech hosted Arkansas-Little Rock on Dec. 17, 2011 in men's basketball.
LA Tech men's basketball against Mississippi College Choctaws in 2011-12 season opener.
2012-13: Played and started in all 34 games, the only Bulldog to do so ... Named first-team All-WAC and was a member of the All-WAC Defensive Team ... Named CollegeInsider.com WAC Most Valuable Player and College Sports Madness third-team All-WAC ... Totaled 232 points while averaging 6.8 points per game in 27.9 minutes per game, a team-high ... Scored in double-figures seven different times and was the team's leading scorer in three games ... Averaged 4.0 rebounds per game while being the leading rebounder in four games ... Averaged a team-best and WAC-best 5.0 assists per game, tallying 171 dishes which was just two shy of cracking the top-five for most in a single season ... His 5.0 assists per game ranked t-62nd in NCAA Division I ... Recorded at least five assists in 18 games ... Also led the WAC in assist-turnover ratio at 2.16 ... His 1.7 steals per game led the team and was third in the WAC ... He totaled 57 steals, breaking the sophomore record and finishing tied for fourth for the most steals ever in a single season ... Had at least three steals in six games ... Registered seven points, six steals, five assists and seven rebounds versus UALR (11/14) ... Earned WAC Player of the Week (Week 2) ... Came close to the school's third ever triple-double after recording 17 points, nine assists and seven rebounds at Northwestern State (12/4) ... Tied the program record with three other Bulldogs with seven steals versus Southern Miss (12/8) ... The seven steals tied for 15th in the country for most in a single game by a player ... Matched a career-high with 10 rebounds at Texas State (1/10) ... Had a career night against Idaho (1/17), scoring a career-best 22 points on 8-of-14 shooting and 5-of-8 from three-point range, both made field goals being career-highs, along with eight assists ... Dished out at least nine assists with zero turnovers in games versus Utah State (1/26), UTSA (2/7), Idaho (2/16), Central Baptist (2/20) and San Jose State (3/2) ... Scored 16 points versus UTSA (3/14) in the WAC Tournament quarterfinals.
2011-12: Played in all 34 games with 13 starts ... Averaged 3.6 points, 4.2 assists, 3.6 rebounds and 1.2 steals in 25.8 minutes per game ... Set freshman school records for assists (142) and steals (42) in a season ... Had eight assists and seven rebounds in debut against Mississippi College (11/13) ... Recorded three steals at UT-Arlington (11/19) and versus Maryland Eastern Shore (11/25) ... Played career-high 40 minutes, grabbed career-best 10 rebounds and dished out nine assists against Northwestern State (12/6) ... Scored 18 points while shooting 8-for-12 from free throw line, grabbed six rebounds, handed out four assists and had three steals against UALR (12/17) ... Had eight assists with only one turnover at SMU (12/31) ... Recorded six assists, four rebounds and three steals against New Mexico State (1/7) ... Had career-high 15 assists, the most in Bulldog history, against Central Arkansas (2/18) ... Had four assists, three rebounds and steals against Hawaii (2/25) ... Played 38 minutes while dishing out six assists and had three steals at Nevada (3/3) ... Scored nine and grabbed five rebounds versus Nevada in WAC Tournament Semifinals (3/9).
High School: Lettered three years in basketball at Boca Ciega High School ... Averaged 18 points, 9.6 assists, 4 rebounds, 3 steals and 1.2 blocks per game as a senior ... Coached by Randy Shurman, Neil Keifer and David White.
Personal: Kenneth J. Smith ... Nicknamed is 'Speedy' ... Son of Kenneth and Delores Smith ... Has two brothers, Dalvontae Coley and Azure Pride, and one sister, Aleruess Smith ... Choose Louisiana Tech over South Florida and Wofford ... Born Jan. 28, 1993 in St. Petersburg, Fla.