The LSU men’s basketball team wants to get back on the floor of the Pete Maravich Assembly Center and wipe away the taste of Saturday’s 83-82 loss to Stephen F. Austin and the chance comes on Tuesday night when they host another Southland Conference team in Sam Houston State.
SHS comes in with a 6-5 record after downing Little Rock, 57-55, on Dec. 15 in Huntsville, Texas, rallying from a four-point halftime deficit. Leading the way for the Bearkats is Chris Galbreath, Jr., who in 11 games is averaging 16.1 points and 8.2 rebounds. He will be the focus for the Tigers defensively, while also not letting his teammates have big games around him.
LSU is 6-3 with two final games before Christmas break on Tuesday against SHS and then Friday against North Florida. Coach Will Wade is still looking to find the perfect combinations and has hinted there will be some changes as he looks to find some of those combinations that will help in SEC play. He also will be looking for the players that after a win that moves the team forward can keep the team from moving back in the very next game.
GAME TIME, TICKETS, PROMOTIONS, RADIO-VIDEO
The game is set for 7 p.m. at the Maravich Center and tickets are available at the LSU Athletics Ticket office and at LSUTix.net all day Tuesday before the ticket windows open at 5:30 p.m. at the Maravich Center box office on the upper concourse.
The Christmas Wadecation gift is a snow globe for the first 2,000 fans and the game is also a chance for fans to help out with donations for Toys For Toys as fans can get free admission to the game with a donation of a new unwrapped toy at the upper concourse ticket windows.
The game will be broadcast on the LSU Sports Radio Network affiliates (Eagle 98.1 FM in Baton Rouge) and video streamed on the SEC Network + through the ESPN app.
(Press Release Provided by LSU Athletics)