Bulldogs release non-conference portion of schedule


Louisiana Tech head coach Eric Konkol announced the remainder of the 2021-22 Bulldog Basketball schedule.

After previously releasing the 18-game Conference USA schedule, LA Tech has 11 non-conference games set with the season tipping off on Nov. 9 at Alabama. 

“We had several goals when planning this year’s non-conference schedule and we have met many of them,” said Konkol.  “This schedule provides us opportunities to learn about our team early as we compete against programs who have been nationally ranked or leaders in their respective leagues. 

“We will challenge ourselves both home and away as we prepare for a very strong C-USA schedule.   This is an exciting time of year and we look forward to seeing our Tech Family at the Thomas Assembly Center and on the road soon!”

The Bulldogs will then host Jackson State and Jarvis Christian College before taking part in the Lanky Wells Classic, which includes a road game at Northwestern State and a home matchup with ULM. 

LA Tech will travel to face another Power 5 opponent in NC State on Nov. 27 and then open up the month of December by hosting Texas Southern. 

The ‘Dogs will make their longest road trip of the season to take on Santa Clara on Dec. 4.  A week later they will take on UL-Lafayette inside the Thomas Assembly Center. 

On Dec. 18, LA Tech will battle LSU in Bossier City at Brookshire Grocery Arena.  The non-conference slate concludes on Dec. 22 at home versus Crowley’s Ridge College. 

C-USA play gets underway in Ruston with a home weekend against Marshall and WKU on Dec. 30 and Jan. 1, respectively. 

The league will again be split into two divisions as LA Tech will play its six West Division opponents twice in a home-and-home series and play six of the seven East Division opponents once.

The West Division opponents consist of UTEP, UTSA, Rice, North Texas, Southern Miss and UAB.  From the East Division, the Bulldogs will host Marshall, WKU and Old Dominion while traveling to take on Florida Atlantic, FIU and Charlotte.

There are two open dates for the Bulldogs in December that could be filled with a game at a later date.

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