Bulldogs Prepare for Battle in Savemart Center

Freshman Dwayne Lathan
Freshman Dwayne Lathan

Feb. 3, 2008

FRESNO, Calif. -- Louisiana Tech (3-16; 0-7 WAC) will return to action Monday, Feb. 4, at 9 p.m. CST in the Savemart Center to face the Fresno State Bulldogs (10-12; 5-3 WAC) in Western Athletic Conference action.

Tech and Fresno have already met once this season with Fresno's Bulldogs besting Louisiana Tech 61-44 in the 2008 WAC opener. Fresno State is coming off a 79-67 loss at Nevada Thursday, while Tech lost a hard-fought battle with the Hawaii Warriors 71-57.

Tech and Fresno practically trade wins when the two meet dating back to the 1983-84 season when Tech beat its California counterparts 66-56. The two teams are tied 9-9 in the all-time series, and since Tech joined the WAC, Fresno has a slight edge of 8-7.

Fresno State won both games last season against the Bulldogs including a one-point 64- 63 victory over Tech during one of the final games of the 2006-07 season.

Sophomore Kyle Gibson leads Tech's scorers at 15.5 points per game, while Fresno is led by Kevin Bell at 17.9 points per game.

The game will be broadcast live on KXKZ 107.5 FM locally and will be broadcast live via the internet at www.z1075fm.com.

What: Louisiana Tech (3-16; 0-7) at Fresno State (10-12, 3-5) Where: Savemart Center in Fresno, Calif. When: 9:05 p.m. Saturday Radio: KXKZ 107.5 Internet Audio: www:z1075fm.com