Pregame, Watch Parties Set for Monday's NIT Second Round Game



March 23, 2013

RUSTON, La. - For Louisiana Tech fans traveling to Hattiesburg, Miss. for the Bulldogs’ Second Round NIT game Monday night, LTAC and the Alumni Association will host a pregame party at Mugshots Grill and Bar from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Meanwhile in Ruston the Dawg House will host a watch party of the NIT Second Round game and will have the ESPNU-broadcast game on its TVs. The Dawg House is the official away game watch party location for Louisiana Tech’s televised games.

Both events do not require reservations but provides options for Tech fans to gather before and during the game.

Louisiana Tech has sold out of its allotment of tickets for the game. Fans still wanting to travel to Hattiesburg, Miss. for the game can purchase tickets through the Southern Miss Ticket Office ( or 1-800-844-8425) and be picked up at will call at the Reed Green Coliseum.

For the host hotel information, contact the Marbury Alumni Center at 318-255-7950 or visit

LA Tech (27-6) bested the future conference rival earlier this season in a hard-fought 65-55 victory in Ruston. USM (26-9) advanced by outlasting No. 8 seed Charleston Southern 78-71, its first postseason win since 1988.

The two squads had the highest RPI's of any of the 32 teams selected into the National Invitation Tournament, the Golden Eagles with an RPI of 31 and the Bulldogs with an RPI of 54.

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