Thomas Assembly Center, Ruston, Louisiana; Friday, 7:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Louisiana Tech hosts Marshall as conference play starts for both teams. In conference play last season, Marshall finished with 10 wins and eight losses, while Louisiana Tech won 13 games and lost five.
STELLAR SENIORS: Louisiana Tech has relied heavily on its seniors this year. Kalob Ledoux, JaColby Pemberton, Kenneth Lofton, Jr., Amorie Archibald and Isaiah Crawford have combined to account for 71 percent of the team’s scoring this season and 71 percent of all Bulldogs points over the last five games.