Bulldogs Pick Up Points in Preseason USA Today Coaches Top 25 Poll

Oct. 16, 2014

RUSTON - Louisiana Tech picked up eight points in the preseason USA Today Coaches top 25 poll announced today.

The eight points put LA Tech in a tie for 36th place along with Colorado and Arkansas.

The national recognition comes a week after the Bulldogs were chosen as the Conference USA preseason favorites by the league coaches.

The team returns four starters including a trio of guards in Kenneth Smith, Alex Hamilton and Raheem Appleby who were selected to the 10-person C-USA preseason team.

Fellow conference member UTEP also received four points.

The USA TODAY Sports men's basketball coaches poll is conducted weekly throughout the regular season using a panel of head coaches at Division I schools.

The 2014-15 season tips off for LA Tech on Nov. 14 when the `Dogs travel to Baton Rouge to face Southern.

Season tickets are still available by contacting the LA Tech Ticket Office by phone at (318) 257-36-31 or by email at techtickets@latech.edu.

For all the latest on Bulldog Basketball, follow them on Twitter (@LATechHoops), Instragram (@LATechHoops) and Facebook (LATechMBB) and on the official athletic website at LATechSports.com.




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