Tech Hoops releases 2022-23 schedule

Keaston Willis and the Bulldogs play road non-conference games at places like Texas Tech and Wyoming as part of their 2022-23 slate.

Courtesy of LA Tech Athletic Communications

Louisiana Tech men’s basketball head coach Talvin Hester announced the non-conference slate on Tuesday, finalizing the 2022-23 schedule for the Bulldogs.

After previously releasing the 20-game Conference USA schedule five days ago, LA Tech has 11 non-conference games set with the season tipping off on Nov. 7 at home against Mississippi College.

“We are excited about the upcoming season,” said Hester who enters his first season at the helm.  “The non-conference schedule is a challenging one as we face two top-25 caliber programs as well as other opponents who were leaders or nor the top of their respective leagues last season.  These challenges will help prepare us for what is expected to be a demanding 20-game C-USA schedule.”

The Bulldogs will then have back-to-back road trips as they first make the trek to Lubbock, Texas where coach Hester spent last season as an assistant coach to face the Red Raiders on Nov. 14.  Texas Tech is coming off a Sweet 16 appearance in the NCAA Tournament, finishing as the 12th-ranked team in the country.

The next away game is down in Lafayette on Nov. 17 as LA Tech faces rival UL-Lafayette in their annual match-up.  It will mark the 168th meeting between the two programs.

The ‘Dogs will then host ULM on Nov. 21 for a third straight season before heading to the state of Alabama to face three opponents – at Alabama A&M (Nov. 23), at Samford (Nov. 25) and vs. Tennessee-Southern (Nov. 26) in Birmingham.  The Bulldogs of Samford won 21 games a season ago.

The calendar month then rolls over as LA Tech hosts Southern, who finished third in the SWAC standings last season, on Dec. 2.  The team then makes its longest trip in the non-conference on Dec. 10 to face Wyoming who also made the NCAA Tournament a season ago and was ranked in the top 25.  

The remainder of the non-conference slate includes two home games against reigning WAC regular season champion Stephen F. Austin on Dec. 14 and Jarvis Christian on Dec. 21.

LA Tech will face every league opponent both home and away this season with the C-USA opener coming pre-Christmas on Dec. 17 at UTEP. 

Tip-off times and broadcast schedule will be announced at a later date.

Season tickets for the Bulldogs will go on sale Thursday, Sept. 29 at 2 p.m.  Fans can purchase them online at LATechSports.com/tickets or by calling the LA Tech Ticket Office at (318) 257-3631.

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2022-23 Bulldog Basketball Schedule

Monday, Nov. 7               MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE

Monday, Nov. 14             at Texas Tech

Thursday, Nov. 17            at UL-Lafayette

Monday, Nov. 21             ULM

Wednesday, Nov. 23       at Alabama A&M^

Friday, Nov. 25                 at Samford^

Saturday, Nov. 26            vs. Tennessee-Southern^ (Birmingham, Ala.)

Friday, Dec. 2                    SOUTHERN

Saturday, Dec. 10             at Wyoming

Wednesday, Dec. 14       STEPHEN F. AUSTIN

Saturday, Dec. 17             at UTEP*

Wednesday, Dec. 21       JARVIS CHRISTIAN

Thursday, Dec. 29            UTSA*

Saturday, Dec. 31             at Charlotte*

Thursday, Jan. 5               at Rice*

Saturday, Jan. 7                UTEP*

Wednesday, Jan. 11        at North Texas*

Saturday, Jan. 14              UAB*

Thursday, Jan. 19             WKU*

Saturday, Jan. 21              MIDDLE TENNESSEE*

Thursday, Jan. 26             at UAB*

Saturday, Jan. 28              at UTSA*

Thursday, Feb. 2               RICE*

Thursday, Feb. 9               at FIU*

Saturday, Feb. 11             at Florida Atlantic*

Thursday, Feb. 16            NORTH TEXAS*

Saturday, Feb. 18             CHARLOTTE*

Thursday, Feb. 23            at WKU*

Saturday, Feb. 25             at Middle Tennessee*

Thursday, March 2          FIU*

Saturday, March 4           FLORIDA ATLANTIC*

 

^Samford MTE

*C-USA Game


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