@LATechHoops Starts Final Road Swing at Marshall

March 2, 2016

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RUSTON -- Louisiana Tech wraps up the regular season on the road, starting with a trip to West Virginia to take on Marshall on Thursday night at 6 p.m. CT.

The game will be broadcast live on the American Sports Network with Mike Gleason and Mack McCarthy calling the action. Along with the TV stations carrying the game, fans can also watch the live stream by subscribing to LA Tech All-Access.

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Louisiana Tech faced their largest home deficit of the season nine minutes into the game, down 22-9, but the Bulldogs would use the final 11 minutes of the first half to not only make up the difference, but pull ahead by double-figures at the half.

LA Tech (22-7, 11-5 C-USA) and Marshall (15-14, 11-5 C-USA), along with Middle Tennessee, are in a three-way tie for second in the league standings heading into the final weekend.

Depending upon the results, the Bulldogs can finish anywhere from No. 2 to No. 5 when it comes to seeding for the Conference USA Tournament.

"There is so much still to be decided," head coach Eric Konkol said. "It is exciting and our guys are excited about the opportunity. We know we have two really tough tests on the road beginning with Marshall. They will be motivated. We have to defend, play with great toughness and do it on Thursday and Saturday."

The Bulldogs wrapped up another highly successful home season last weekend, sweeping North Texas and Rice to finish 16-1 which is the second most home wins in program history.

It was certainly a special ending in the TAC for Alex Hamilton who registered the third triple-double in program history and the first since 1991 with 25 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists in a convincing 88-69 victory over Rice.

On the flipside, the Bulldogs are even in the win-loss column when it comes to road games at 6-6.

Thursday has the making of a high-scoring affair between the top two scoring offenses in the country. LA Tech has the 41st highest scoring offense in the country (79.4) while Marshall checks in with the sixth highest scoring offense in the country (84.8).

The Thundering Herd have scored 90+ points in 11 league games, but they are currently riding a two-game losing streak after dropping road games to UAB and Middle Tennessee.

A good chunk of their points come via three-pointers as the Herd averages 10 made threes per game. They have taken a total of 858 shots from beyond the arc which is 192 more than the second most in the conference.

The Bulldogs look to neutralize that scoring threat when their three-point defense, ranking in the top 20 in the nation in defending the three-point line.

Marshall is led by transfer senior James Kelly who is averaging a double-double with 20.3 points and 10.0 rebounds per game.

LA Tech leads the all-time series, 5-0. This will be the first trip to Huntington for the `Dogs since 1984 when they participated in the Marshall Invitational.

Fans can access live audio of the game via the Internet by subscribing to LA Tech All-Access at LATechSports.com. The game can be heard live on the LA Tech Sports Network on KXKZ 107.5 FM (Ruston) and KRMD 1340 AM (Shreveport). The "Voice of the Bulldogs" Dave Nitz will call the play-by-play.

Twitter users can also receive live in-game updates by following @LATechHoops.

 

 

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