2014 LSU Tigers Men's Basketball Road Games
OK, so we know that the LSU Tigers know their way around a football
field as one of the most dominant teams in the SEC, but fans around Baton Rouge definitely know they can do more than just
pile up wins on the gridiron. On the hardwood, the Tigers tend to have a steady stream of talented players who can do a little
bit of everything, guaranteeing an exciting brand of basketball that routinely has fans pouring into the stands to be a part
of the excitement. And as soon as you're there soaking up the vibes of a great game loaded with twists and turns, not to mention
a passionate crowd, you'll see that college basketball is a sport that can't be contained by that fancy flatscreen in your
But just don't make the mistake of thinking that it's all about the home games, as even though home games
at Pete Maravich Assembly Center are an absolute must, on the road you'll also encounter plenty of passionate Tigers fans
whenever they head out for an away game. If you make it out to a big road game to sport your favorite Tigers gear, you'll
gain a completely different perspective that will probably have you keeping an eye on the Tigers' basketball schedule to see
when you can get right back and do it all over again.
Though things are quite a bit different
from the early days of Ancient Roman Chariot racing, there are many great spectator sports that routinely bring in fans by
the tens of thousands. One of those is definitely college basketball, a sport that's decent to watch on TV and nothing shy
of transcendent when you see it in person alongside all of the rest of the great fans that show up to provide the perfect
atmosphere come game day. Once you see it the way it was meant to be seen, there's simply no going back, as college basketball
is a sport that gets taken to a different level – one that you can't dream of conjuring up from home or that disappointing
sports bar down the street from your apartment.
This is a program that has had some great players
over the years, setting up a tradition of excellence that few teams in history have ever come close to. Of course, the old
days of Pete Maravich are still talked about to this day, as Pistol Pete was one of the most dominant players of his era and
is still an absolute legend of Baton Rouge. Speaking of legends, Shaquille O'Neal is a legend befitting of his enormous size,
as he came through and dominated as a Tiger before heading on to a Hall of Fame career with a variety of teams in the NBA.
These days, the Tigers continue to recruit some of the very best athletes in the country each and every season, and you can
see a roster loaded with playmakers who can change the direction of a big game in a real hurry whenever you get out to see
them in action.
LSU Tigers Trivia
Did you know Pistol Pete averaged more than 44 points per game in a
Averaging more than a point a minute for the entire 1970 season, Pistol Pete brought dominance to a whole different
level, making him the easy choice for the player of the year when all was said and done. The son of Press Maravich, who was
the coach at the time, Pistol Pete remains one of the most electrifying players in the history of the game, with the stats
to prove it.
LSU Tigers History
The LSU Tigers have a storied basketball program that goes back a long
way. The Tigers have been playing college hoops for over 100 years, and with that kind of history comes a lot of great memories.
The Tigers have had some amazing seasons along the way, including five trips to the Final Four. While the team has yet to
reach the National Title despite being one game away on five occasions, the fans of the program always think that this year
could be the year they finally break through. The last time the Tigers reached the Final Four was a recently as 2008, and
these days their fans are eagerly waiting for them to make yet another run at a title.
Tigers play their home games at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center in Baton Rouge, an exciting home venue that always brings
in fans by the thousands. When you're there and you're wearing your proud Tigers colors, you'll definitely understand with
crystal clear clarity that there is no substitution for the live viewing experience, as it's the only way to see the game
from a completely different level. These are some of the most passionate college fans that you'll find anywhere, giving you
plenty of incentive to head out and see college basketball the way it was meant to be seen.