Tigers Host UNO Wednesday Night at Maravich Center

by Kent Lowe | Sr. Assoc. Communications Director
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Tigers Host UNO Wednesday Night at Maravich Center

BATON ROUGE — The LSU Tigers will look to continue their home success Wednesday at 8 p.m. when the host the UNO Privateers at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center. 

The game will be broadcast on the LSU Sports Radio Network (Guaranty Media 100.7 The Tiger in Baton Rouge) and televised on the SEC Network. Season ticket holders will be allowed into the game on Wednesday night after no being admitted on Monday for the Sam Houston game due to the late scheduling of that particular contest. Doors will open at 7 p.m.

LSU is 4-1 after the 88-66 win over Sam Houston in which the Tigers closed with a 22-8 run to shut down any effort by the Bearkats to rally in the second half. Javonte Smart had the second highest game of his LSU career with 25 points while Cameron Thomas added 19 and Darius Days 16 points and 10 rebounds, his ninth career double double.

This will be the second game of three this week at LSU as the Tigers will also host North Texas in an 11 a.m. contest at the Maravich Center prior to the 2:30 p.m. LSU football game in Tiger Stadium. 

It is expected that Coach Will Wade will miss his second consecutive game for Covid-19 protocols. Associate Coach Bill Armstrong is expected to again be in charge of the Tigers gameday operations. Trendon Watford, who missed Monday’s game with an ankle injury suffered over the weekend, is listed as questionable for the contest. 

UNO is 1-5 on the season and playing Monday night in Lafayette against the Ragin’ Cajuns. This will be the 17th time the teams have met in basketball with LSU up, 12-4. The Tigers lead 8-3 in games played at the Maravich Center.

Freshman Thomas continues to lead the Tigers and the league in scoring at 21.6 points per game with Watford at 18.8 points per game. Smart is averaging 15.8 points and Days is at 14.4 points per game. LSU is averaging 89 points a game while giving up just 66 a contest.