Basketball Tigers Announce Non-Conference Schedule For 2021-22 Season

by C. Kent Lowe I Sr. Associate Sports Communications Director
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Basketball Tigers Announce Non-Conference Schedule For 2021-22 Season

BATON ROUGE – LSU will play eight November and December men’s basketball games at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center as part of a 13-game non-conference slate announced by the basketball program and the athletics department on Friday.

LSU will also play nine home Southeastern Conference games with dates to be announced by the league at a later date. Season ticket information can be found at LSUTix.net.

The Tigers will potentially play five teams that advanced to post-season play a season ago and seven teams that won at least 17 games on their 2020-21 season schedule.

The schedule will open with a flurry with five games at the Maravich Center in a 14-day period. LSU will face ULM on Nov. 9, followed by Texas State (Nov. 12), Liberty (Nov. 15), McNeese (Nov. 18) and Belmont (Nov. 22).

Liberty won 23 games and advanced to the NCAA Tournament in 2021, while Belmont posted a 26-4 record a year ago. The McNeese game is scheduled as part of the Emerald Classic in Niceville, Florida, which LSU will be participating over Thanksgiving weekend.

LSU will play Penn State on Friday, Nov. 26, in the Emerald Classic, which will be played at Raider Arena at Northwest Florida State College. LSU will either play Wake Forest or Oregon State on the second day of the tournament, Nov. 27. Oregon State won 20 games a season ago and advanced to the Elite 8 before falling in the NCAA Tournament.

Ticket information on the Emerald Classic is expected to be announced later this month.

LSU will open December with another NCAA tournament team, Ohio, on Dec. 1 at home before the school’s final exam break.

The Tigers are back in the Holiday Hoopsgiving event at State Farm Arena in Atlanta and will face Georgia Tech, a team that also made it to the NCAAs last season. LSU was scheduled to play in this event last year, but the game had to be postponed at the last minute because of COVID-19 protocols.

The Tigers will return to Louisiana for two games against state schools with LSU hosting Northwestern State on Dec. 14 at the Maravich Center before traveling to the Brookshire Grocery Arena in Bossier City to face Louisiana Tech. This will be the fourth straight season the teams have met in either a regular season game or a charity exhibition contest.

LSU will be playing in Bossier City for the first time since 2010. Tickets for that game are available now at www.ticketmaster.com. For tickets in the LSU section, fans can use the code “geauxtigers.”

The pre-Christmas conference schedule concludes on Dec. 22 against Lipscomb.

As already announced, LSU will travel in this year’s SEC/Big 12 Challenge and will face TCU on Jan. 29, 2022.

Also, already announced, LSU will play Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Missouri, Tennessee and Texas A&M in SEC home games.

LSU MEN’S NON-CONFERENCE BASKETBALL SCHEDULE
HOME GAMES IN ALL CAPS; TIMES, TV TBD
November
Tuesday 9 ULM
Friday 12 TEXAS STATE
Monday 15 LIBERTY
Thursday 18 MCNEESE STATE
Monday 22 BELMONT
Emerald Classic – Niceville, Florida
Friday 26 Penn State
Saturday 27 Wake Forest/Oregon State

December
Wednesday 1 OHIO
Holiday Hoopsgiving – Atlanta, Georgia
Saturday 11 Georgia Tech
Tuesday 14 NORTHWESTERN STATE
Saturday 18 Louisiana Tech (in Bossier City)
Wednesday 22 LIPSCOMB

January
Saturday 29 at TCU (SEC/Big 12 Challenge)