Nov. 1, 2012
RUSTON - One exhibition down, one more to go for the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs as they will host Southern Arkansas tomorrow night in the Thomas Assembly Center at 7:30 p.m. in preparation for the regular season that is only a week away.
LA Tech defeated Arkansas-Monticello 72-44 in their first exhibition, but head coach Michael White wanted to play two in order to prepare for a frontloaded schedule.
"Because we play eight games in November, we thought that having two exhibition games in front of our crowd would be more productive in terms of gaining some `game experience' than playing a closed scrimmage," said White.
Sophomore forward Michale Kyser led the way against the Boll Weevils with 12 points and four rebounds in just 20 minutes of action.
"Our mindset will be similar, as we'll be more focused on ourselves than our opponent," said White. We, like all teams this time of the year, have much room for improvement and hope to take some more steps in the right direction Friday night."
One of the things the Bulldogs hope to improve on is their three-point shooting as they shot 3-for-20 from beyond the arc against Arkansas-Monticello.
Southern Arkansas is led by head coach Andy Sharpe and has a roster littered with upperclassmen.
This will be the final tune-up for LA Tech as they will then set their sights on College Station, Texas where they will face the Texas A&M Aggies of the Southeastern Conference on Nov. 9 at 8 p.m. to be televised on FSN.
Season tickets are currently on sale for both the Bulldogs and Lady Techsters as fans can call 318-257-3631, email firstname.lastname@example.org or log onto www.LATechSports.com.
Live stats will be available through the link provided on the official website schedule page. Twitter users can get updates of the game as well by following @LATechHoops.
Admission is free for the exhibition contest.