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Tech selected for 32-team national tourney field
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Leader photo by O.K. DAVIS Freshman guard Alex Hamilton (right) of Louisiana Tech University gets some different type of defensive pressure from Nico Jones, a Ruston kindergarten student and son of Tech assistant coach Derrick Jones, during a recent pregame drill for the National Invitational Tournament-bound Bulldogs. The young Jones hopes his father, Hamilton and the rest of the team open postseason competition Tuesday night with a first-round victory at Florida State University.

Maybe it’s not the “Big Dance” that Louisiana Tech University had been hoping to suit up for this week, but it’s a postseason invitation nonetheless.

With a three-game losing streak and quick removal from last weekend’s Western Athletic Conference tournament, the Bulldogs were erased from consideration for the NCAA’s 64-team playoff field.

But on Sunday night, Tech (28-6) learned that this memorable season isn’t over just yet.
Hello, National Invitational Tournament.

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