Jason Jones: They have four veterans, but they are still a young team.with nine new players, it has taken them a while to figure things out. They are a more potent offensive team, but they aren't as strong on defense.
Jason Jones: He's always confident and it seems that he is healthy again. This team feeds off of Appleby's confidence; they seem more confident knowing he is on the floor.
Jason Jones: Play fast and hit shots. They aren't going to out rebound anyone - especially UTEP - so LA Tech has to take more shots than the Miners. They have to force turnovers and get more shots up.
Jason Jones: Eric McCree seems to be in a bit of a slump. It would be nice for the Bulldogs if McCree or Xavian Stapleton get going.
Jason Jones: By going small. White isn't going to try to match up with Lang or Hunter; instead he will play a multitude of 6'6" wings in an attempt to tire the big guys out.
Jason Jones: It's not a must win, but it will help. Tech pretty much has to run the table to get even consideration for an at-large bid. More realistically, the Bulldogs need to win the conference tournament. Road games against UTEP, ODU, and Charlotte will get them ready.
Jason Jones: Tech doesn't have any wide bodies to bang with Cedrick Lang. UTEP's advantage is in the half court where Vince Hunter can operate against smaller defenders and Lang can clean up around the basket.
LA Tech Hoops Q&A With SB Nation's Jason Jones
SB Nation's LA Tech beat writer Jason Jones sits down with the Rush to preview the Dunkin' Dawgs.