The schedule also includes games against 12 teams that went to post-season tournaments, 16 televised games and a unique holiday classic in Las Vegas that begins with a home contest in Baton Rouge three days prior to the Tigers traveling to Las Vegas.
LSU will host NCAA Tournament team Northern Iowa (21-11
last year) in a Dec. 19 game in the Las Vegas Holiday Classic at 7 p.m. in the
Teams ranked in the top 50 in RPI from last year (LSU was ranked 25th) that LSU will face include: Alabama, Cincinnati, Connecticut, Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana-Lafayette, Mississippi State, Northern Iowa, Ohio State and West Virginia.
The Tigers were 20-10 a season ago, advancing to the NCAA Tournament after sharing the SEC Western Division title with a 12-4 record. LSU has been to post-season play for the last three seasons and five of the last eight years.
"Our schedule this year is by far the most challenging
we have had," said Coach Brady, who is entering his ninth season as the coach of
the Tigers. "A total of 14 teams on our schedule were ranked in the top 100 RPI,
with 10 of those teams in the top 50. We are playing 12 teams that made
post-season play with nine of those going to the NCAA Tournament. Our road games
The Tigers travel to
LSU will continue its long-standing series with
"We will have 16 home games, along with two exhibitions
which will give our fans many opportunities to see us play in the newly
"We are extremely optimistic about this year's schedule and the opportunities it presents. We are looking forward to watching this team grow and develop into one of the most exciting teams we have had and one our fans will enjoy watching play."
The Tigers will open up with exhibition games against
Global Sports (Nov. 10) and LSU-Shreveport (Nov. 15) before putting its 52-game
home winning streak (dating back to 1988) against Louisiana schools on the line
in the season opener against Southern University on Dec. 18. LSU will also play
In conference play, LSU, 8-0 at home in league play last
year, will host the five SEC Western Division schools and
The Tigers will have a minimum of 16 games on television this season with Cox Sports TV and Jefferson Pilot Sports each televising five games, Fox Sports Net three games, CBS two and ESPN one, the Feb. 28 game against NIT Champion South Carolina as part of the league's Super Tuesday package.
Season ticket renewal letters are in the process of being mailed to season ticket holders with a renewal deadline of Oct. 14.
LSU 2005-06 Men's Basketball Schedule
Thursday 10 GLOBAL
Saturday 26 At
UL-LAFAYETTE (Cox Sports)
NORTHERN IOWA (Cox Sports)
Saturday 31 At
3 TULANE (Cox
Wednesday 11 *At
Wednesday 18 *At
Wednesday 25 *
*At Ole Miss
Wednesday 1 *AUBURN
Wednesday 8 *
Wednesday 15 *
Wednesday 22 *At
Tuesday 28 *At
Thurs-Sun 9-12 SEC Tournament (JP Sports,
All Times Central.
Home Games in CAPS.
*Denotes SEC Games
#Las Vegas Holiday Classic