No. 25 Louisiana Tech's success built on defense
RUSTON - Second-year Louisiana Tech coach Michael White quickly realized his team wasn't the best at shooting, rebounding or handling the ball.
But these Bulldogs run - constantly.
It's working for No. 25 Louisiana Tech, which is on a 17-game winning streak mainly because of its frantic, full-court press that's been so effective the past two months.
The Bulldogs (25-3, 15-0 Western Athletic Conference) can earn at least a share of the conference title with a victory over San Jose State (9-17, 3-12) on Saturday.
Louisiana Tech's defensive recipe doesn't require any stars - just an 11-player rotation that's a blur of the school's red, white and blue uniforms as it creates havoc for opponents. The Bulldogs hope their defense can carry them to their first NCAA tournament since 1991.
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