Team preview: Louisiana Tech

Blue Ribbon Illustrated previews the 2004-05 college basketball season, exclusively on Insider.

Updated: October 20, 2004, 5:07 PM ET
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COACH AND PROGRAM

It's not unheard of for a player from Louisiana Tech to lead the nation in a major statistical category. After all, the women's program has been a powerhouse for years.

But this time around, it's the men who hold the bragging rights.

As a freshman last season, power forward Paul Millsap (15.6 ppg, 12.5 rpg) led the country in rebounding. The 6-9 sophomore is the centerpiece of a basketball team that should shoot up the charts this season and be a legitimate contender for the WAC title.