Jones, Hawthorne to Speak at March 3 Tipoff Luncheon

by Kent Lowe (@LSUkent)
Jones, Hawthorne to Speak at March 3 Tipoff Luncheon

BATON ROUGE – Prior to the final home game of the 2014-15 men’s basketball season, LSU Coach Johnny Jones will host his final Tipoff Luncheon this Tuesday (March 3) at the L’Auberge Casino and Hotel in Baton Rouge.

LSU will host Tennessee on Wednesday (March 4) at 6 p.m. to conclude the 2015 Southeastern Conference home schedule.

The monthly Tipoff Luncheons are presented by Hub International.

The guest speaker for the luncheon is the “Voice of the Tigers” Jim Hawthorne, who recently announced his retirement plans following the 2015-16 men’s basketball season. Hawthorne will talk about his career and what he has seen from his position at courtside with this year’s men’s basketball team.

Following Hawthorne, Coach Jones will talk about his Tigers as they prepare for the final weekend of the regular season, the SEC Tournament and possible post-season play.

The L’Auberge Casino is located off Nicholson Drive in Baton Rouge and the monthly event is held at the Bon Temps Buffet. The Buffet is available at 11:30 a.m. and the program begins at 12:10 p.m. The all-you-can-eat buffet charge is $14.99 a person. The buffet is located on the ground floor of the resort in the casino area.

To get to the L’Auberge Casino & Hotel from the LSU area, follow LA-30 N. /Nicholson Drive. Turn right onto L’Auberge Crossing Drive and follow the signs to L’Auberge Baton Rouge.