Rudy Macklin Guests At Thursday Tipoff Luncheon
BATON ROUGE – Rudy Macklin from the 1981 NCAA Final Four Team will be the guest for the final Tipoff Luncheon presented by UPS which will be held at L’Auberge Hotel and Casino Baton Rouge this Thursday (March 7).
The luncheon will feature basketball coach Will Wade as he recaps the 2018-19 season to date and discusses Daryl Edwards and Kavell Bigby-Williams, who will be honored Saturday night at 7:10 before the final regular season basketball game at the Maravich Center against Vanderbilt.
The monthly gatherings for good food and basketball conversation are open to the public.
Macklin’s 1981 team also won eight straight SEC road games and 31 total to reach the NCAA Final Four. Macklin, whose jersey hangs in the rafters of the Maravich Center, will be the subject of an SEC Storied which will air later this month.
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-30N./Nicholson Drive. Turn onto L’Auberge Crossing Drive and follow the signs to L’Auberge Baton Rouge.