Basketball Tipoff Luncheon Set Thursday at L'Auberge

by Kent Lowe (@LSUkent)
Basketball Tipoff Luncheon Set Thursday at L'Auberge

BATON ROUGE – LSU men’s basketball head coach Will Wade will resume his monthly luncheons for the 2018-19 season on Thursday (Nov. 1) when the first Tipoff Luncheon presented by UPS takes place at L’Auberge Hotel and Casino Baton Rouge.

The monthly gatherings for good food and basketball conversation are open to the public.

The five luncheons this season will take place on Thursdays with additional dates scheduled for: December 6, January 3, February 7 and March 7.

Joining Coach Wade for the opening event as is tradition is LSU women’s basketball head coach Nikki Fargas. Both the men and women will open the season on Tuesday, Nov. 6, hosting a doubleheader at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center. The women will host Sam Houston State at 5:30 p.m. that evening and the men will host Southeastern at 7:30 p.m.

The event will be 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 is located on the ground floor of the hotel in the casino area.

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

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