LSU Men Play Host to Alabama in Primetime Saturday

BATON ROUGE -- - The LSU Tigers, after a most successful road trip with wins at Texas A&M and Arkansas, now returns home for two games starting Saturday with an SEC Network primetime tilt against the University of Alabama.

The game is set to tipoff just after 7:30 p.m. and will be televised by the SEC Network with Dave Neal and Jon Sundvold on the call. The LSU Sports Network will have the radio call on its affiliates led by flagship station Eagle 98.1 FM in Baton Rouge.

Tickets in the upper level are still available as of Friday afternoon and will be available all day Saturday. Tickets will go on sale at the upper concourse ticket windows of the Maravich Center beginning at 6 p.m.

By popular demand, Krystal, the Red Panda Acrobat, returns to the Maravich Center for halftime. The Red Panda, who has entertained college and NBA audiences for years, rides a seven foot unicycle, kicks several bowls at a time into the air and lands them in an ever-growing and wobbly stack of bowls on her head.

And there will be a basketball game featuring two teams that are in the ever increasing mix of teams making every game a challenge in the Southeastern Conference. With its two league road wins, LSU is 11-4 and 2-1 in the league, surpassing its total win total of a year ago and equaling the total number of SEC wins in 2017.

Alabama is 10-6 overall and 2-2 at home. The Crimson Tide defeated Texas A&M in Tuscaloosa in the opening, lost at Vanderbilt and at Georgia, and then in its last game defeated South Carolina, 76-62. The South Carolina game started a stretch of five games in seven that Alabama will be at home.

LSU is coming off a dominating performance at Bud Walton Arena against Arkansas, 75-54, but more impressive than the final score was the total balance in the box score. Senior Aaron Epps had his third double double with 13 points and 11 rebounds, while Skyler Mays and Randy Onwuasor had 12 each and Duop Reath11. While Tremont Waters did not make a three in a game for the first time all season, he did contribute heavily with eight assists.

In the win over the Gamecocks, freshman John Petty led the Crimson Tide with 15 points, while Donta Hall added 13 with Daniel Giddens and Avery Johnson, Jr., added 10 each.

The Tigers will also be at home on Tuesday for a 6 p.m. game with Georgia. Tickets are available at Updates on the Tiger basketball team can be found at and on Twitter @LSUBasketball.


(Press Release Provided by LSU Athletics)

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