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Tech hopes tournament is time for turnaround
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Leader photo by O.K. DAVIS Junior guard Kenyon McNeail (21) will be counted on for scoring help when Louisiana Tech University tangles with the University of Texas-San Antonio in a quarterfinal round game at the annual Western Athletic Conference postseason tournament tonight. The Bulldogs are the top seed in the tourney that will go through Saturday at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nev.

Although they’re thrilled about being the No. 1 seed, Head Coach Michael White and his Louisiana Tech University Bulldogs realize that the 2012-13 regular season didn’t end the way they preferred.

Until last week, Tech had not lost in the Western Athletic Conference and was on a national-leading 18-game victory streak.

Then, kaboom!

There was an 18-point (78-60) stumble at New Mexico State, then a 28-point (78-54) defeat at Denver, by far the biggest losing margins of an otherwise near-perfect season for the Bulldogs (26-5).

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