Louisiana Tech. The Bulldogs were barely .500 last season, finished fifth in the WAC and lost key players, so there was no reason to think an NCAA berth would be coming. Louisiana Tech opened the season with a loss to Texas A&M and opened December with losses to Northwestern State and McNeese State in a span of three games. Once the WAC season started, though, the Bulldogs became unstoppable. Heading into Thursday's regular-season finale against New Mexico State, Louisiana Tech has won 18 straight for the nation's longest winning streak. The Bulldogs (26-3) are undefeated in conference (16-0) and have clinched at least a share of their first conference title since the Sun Belt in 1999. Not bad for their second season under coach Michael White.
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