LSU will host an in-conference game in December for the first time since 1988.
In Tuesday's Southeastern Conference schedule release, LSU is slated to host Vanderbilt at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 29 in the PMAC to kick off SEC play.
Like last season, LSU will face every SEC team in 2016-17 at least once, the press release said.
LSU will host nine SEC games in the PMAC during the in-conference season — one on a Tuesday, three on Wednesday, one on a Thursday and four on Saturdays during the season.
“We are excited about another tough schedule and we embrace the challenges that it presents for us,” said LSU coach Johnny Jones.
Including Wofford, LSU added seven home games in November and December as the Tigers’ non-conference schedule was released on August 23.
LSU will compete in three home games against Wofford, Southern Miss on Nov. 15 and North Florida three days later before the squad departs for the Bahamas’ “Battle 4 Atlantis” tournament on Nov. 23-25, beginning with a Nov. 23 meeting against Wichita St. at 11 a.m. in Imperial Arena.
The Tigers will finish November against Houston as the back-end of the home-and-home series. Houston defeated LSU in the Tigers’ second overtime game last season, 105-98. Like Houston, Wake Forest also beat LSU in a non-conference bout, 71-77, last December, and the College of Charleston, 58-70, on Nov. 30, 2015.
“With our non-conference schedule that was announced last month, we certainly feel that it will prepare us for the grueling SEC schedule ahead," Jones said.
Smacked in the middle of conference play is LSU’s only remaining non-conference game is against Texas Tech at 1 p.m. on Jan. 28 as part of the Southeastern Conference/Big 12 challenge.
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