LSU To Play Basketball In Shreveport-Bossier City, Nov. 2020

LSU Returns To Shreveport-Bossier For First Counting Game Since 2010

by Kent Lowe | Sr. Assoc. Communications Director
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LSU To Play Basketball In Shreveport-Bossier City, Nov. 2020

BOSSIER CITY – The LSU men’s basketball team will play its first regular season contest in Shreveport-Bossier City since 2010 on Nov. 24, 2020 when the Tigers play Louisiana Tech in the Bossier City CenturyLink Center.

The announcement was made Friday by Bossier City Mayor Lorenz Walker and the Shreveport-Bossier Sports Commission.

Louisiana Tech will be the home game for the contest. The event is being organized and promoted by Russ Potts Productions, Inc., a national marketing firm specializing in producing major college and professional sports events. 

LSU last played in the CenturyLink Center on Dec. 18, 2010 in a 71-69 loss to Wichita State. LSU defeated Centenary in the building in 2004, 66-63. The Tigers played against Centenary at Hirsch Coliseum in 1999 and three games in a Louisiana Invitational (VMI, Centenary, Northwestern State) in Shreveport in 1956. According to records, there was also a Northwestern State game in Shreveport in 1945. 

Of the game, LSU Coach Will Wade said, “We look forward to bringing the LSU basketball program to Shreveport-Bossier next year against a very good Louisiana Tech team. We hope fans of both teams will join us for what will be a fun night of basketball.”

The Tigers traveled to Ruston in November for a charity exhibition game to benefit tornado relief in the city and the LA Tech campus. LSU won the contest, 83-70. 

Tickets for the November 24th game will be available in the early spring.