Baton Rouge, Louisiana
7 Day Forecast
Follow our weather team on social media

No. 25 Louisiana Tech's success built on defense

3 years 6 months 3 weeks ago March 01, 2013 Mar 1, 2013 Friday, March 01 2013 March 01, 2013 3:02 PM in Sports
Source: AP Sports Writer

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.

More News

Desktop News

Click to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
7 Days