LSU Tigers Basketball Schedule
Baton Rouge, Louisiana really comes to life for the college basketball and Pete
Maravich Assembly Center, the home of the LSU Tigers basketball team, is one of the most electric venues in the country. Last
season the Tigers struggled a bit and went 9-9 in the SEC and 9-22 overall, and they are ready to make a big move up the conference
standings this year as they are poised for a big turnaround season. Head coach Johnny Jones is an excellent motivator and
he will have plenty of talent to work with during the 2014-2015 season including stud defender Jordan Mickey who almost left
for the NBA after becoming only the second LSU player along with Shaquille O'Neal to record more than 100 blocked shots in
a season, but decided to return for his sophomore season. Navigating through the challenging SEC is never an easy task but
the Tigers appear to have the talent and experience to make some serious noise this season. Be sure to get your tickets for
all of the LSU Tigers' biggest games from StubHub as soon as possible so you can get some of the best seats in the house.
hoping to accomplish their goal of making a return to the NCAA Tournament this season the Tigers will have their work cut
out for them as they take on many of the best teams in all of college hoops. The LSU Tigers have home games at Pete Maravich
Assembly Center against the Gardner Webb Bulldogs, the Texas Tech Red Raiders, the McNeese State Cowboys, the UMASS Minutemen,
the Sam Houston State Bearcats, the Charleston Cougars, the Southern Miss Golden Eagles, and the Savannah State Tigers before
conference play even begins. Once SEC play gets underway the Tigers will host the Georgia Bulldogs, the Texas A&M Aggies,
the South Carolina Gamecocks, the Auburn Tigers, the Alabama Crimson Tide, the Kentucky Wildcats, the Florida Gators, and
the Ole Miss Rebels. During their mission to leapfrog teams like Florida, Kentucky, and Georgia this season the Tigers will
need every last bit of home court advantage they can get from all of their biggest fans at Pete Maravich Assembly Center.
LSU Tigers Basketball History
The history of LSU Tigers basketball dates back more than a century to 1909. The
team claims a pre-NCAA Tournament National Championship in 1935 which can be debated since there were several claims to a
national title at that time. However, the program has an incredible history of success that includes such notable former players
as Pete Maravich, Shaquille O'Neal, Stromile Swift, Glen Davis, and more. The Tigers have won ten regular season conference
titles and one conference tournament championship while making 20 trips to the NCAA Tournament, most recently in 2009. LSU
has been to the Sweet Sixteen nine times, the Elite Eight six times, and the Final Four four times. This season the Tigers
will have one of the best frontcourts in the conference and should be able to not only find their way to the top of the SEC
standings, but make their way back to the NCAA Tournament where they could make some serious noise. It is an exciting time
to be an LSU Tigers fan so be sure to head out to Pete Maravich Assembly Center to show the team some support.
Tigers Basketball Conference
While the SEC has long been known for its college football, basketball has always been
a big deal in the conference as well and in recent years several schools have stepped up their game making it extremely difficult
for a team to navigate the tough conference schedule. Perennial powerhouses Kentucky, Florida, and Tennessee always are staunch
competition and with the recent development of programs like Ole Miss, Auburn, Georgia, and Alabama, the conference is only
getting tougher. Altogether the SEC has won eleven National Championships with Kentucky leading the way with eight. Florida
has won two national titles, back to back championships in 2006 and 2007, and Arkansas won one in 1994 Playing such a tough
regular season schedule annually leaves the teams from the SEC who are selected for the Tournament ready to take on any college
in the country and allows for even some of the lower seeds to pull off big time upsets. When it comes to college sports there
is arguably no conference that is historically better or more dominant than the SEC. The LSU Tigers hit the hardwood at the
Pete Maravich Assembly Center all season long, and their home venue is no stranger to selling out during the most anticipated
match ups of the year. The Tigers are coached by Johnny Jones who has spent the past few seasons bringing the Tigers back
to relevance as they have been trying to re-establish themselves as one of the tops in the SEC.
nothing like being in the stands when the game is on the line, so ditch the couch, brush off the potato chips and get ready
to see a game you won't soon forget. College basketball has plenty of great games on the schedule each and every season, from
plenty of top-tier regular season battles to Tournament clashes that you'll have to see first-hand to believe. These are some
of the best amateur athletes in the entire world, though that's something that you need to see for yourself to truly appreciate.
Will you be there when your favorite player pulls up for a game-winning three that will have everyone jumping out of their
seat in unison? There is nothing quite like being there with thousands of your fellow fans as the Tigers look to pile up the
wins and give their fans another memorable season, though that's not something that you're going to figure out sitting at
home wondering what the atmosphere of the big game is like.
Two former LSU Tigers have won National
Player of the Year Honors, Pete Maravich in 1970 and Shaquille O'Neal in 1991. Four Tigers have has their numbers retired
by the university, O'Neal, Maravich, Rudy Macklin, and Bob Pettit.