The Tigers, 17-15 a year ago, will face a minimum of 13 teams that went to post-season play a year ago, including seven that appeared in the NCAA Tournament. That number could go up depending on LSU's second and third day opponents in the EA Sports Maui Invitational.
Oregon State (Dec. 22) and
Washington (Dec. 29) will come to the Maravich Assembly Center in return games
from a year ago when LSU split with the two teams. The last Pac-10 team to come
The prestigious EA Sports Maui Invitational field, scheduled Nov. 19-21, has LSU facing Oklahoma State in the first-round of the eight-team tournament. The Tigers will face either host Chaminade or Marquette on the second day of the event that also includes Duke, Illinois, Princeton and Arizona State.
LSU will play 15 home games in
the Maravich Center along with two exhibition games. The first exhibition game
on Nov. 1 will against Belhaven. The season will open with two games against
The Tigers will be one of four
SEC teams playing in two locations in the first year of the Big East/SEC
Challenge and the Tigers will travel on Dec. 6 to
"The schedule for this basketball
season is definitely one of the most challenging we have had here at LSU," said
Brady, who begins his 11th year as the head coach of the Tigers. "The
prestigious Maui Invitational, the SEC/Big East Challenge are two tournament
situations that will certainly test our team early on neutral sites. Road games
Included in LSU's home schedule
will be a renewal of the cross-town series with Southern University on Dec. 1.
The Tigers enter the season with a 62-game home winning streak against
"Our home games, anchored by
LSU is scheduled to play a
minimum of 21 games on regional or national television including six on the ESPN
networks. All the games from the EA Sports Maui Invitational will be televised
on ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU, while the Big East/SEC Challenge will be available on
ESPN. The LSU game at Texas A&M will be carried by ESPNU as part of the Big
12 television package and LSU's home game on Saturday night, Jan. 26, with
The Tigers will be featured seven
times on the league's regional syndicator, Lincoln Financial Sports, including a
rare Sunday conference home game on March 2 against
LSU will play eight conference games at home as usual with all five Western Division teams coming to Baton Rouge -- Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Ole Miss and Mississippi State -- along with three of the Eastern Division teams -- Georgia, Tennessee and Kentucky.
The Tigers and Wichita State will meet in Wichita in the second half of a home-and-home series and LSU's visit to A&M will be the first time the Tigers have gone to College Station for a game since 1981. This will be the second straight year the Tigers have traveled to the New Orleans Arena to take on Tulane.
LSU also gets an early start on
the season with an exhibition tour to
LSU 2007-08 Men's Basketball Schedule
All Times Central; Home Games in All CAPS
1 -- BELHAVEN (Exhibition), 7 p.m.
6 -- GLOBAL SPORTS (Exhibition), 7 p.m.
12 -- SOUTHEASTERN
19 -- vs.
20 -- vs. Chaminade or Marquette
in EA Sports
21 -- TBA in EA Sports
1 -- SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY, 1 p.m.
6 -- at Villanova (Big East/SEC Challenge) (ESPN), 8:30 p.m.
15 -- NORTHWESTERN STATE, 7 p.m.
19 -- at
29 -- WASHINGTON (FSN), 2 p.m.
2 -- at Tulane (
5 -- at
9 -- *
12 -- *at Ole Miss (FSN), 5 p.m.
16 -- *
19 -- *at Vanderbilt (LF), Noon
26 -- *
30 -- *at
2 -- *at
9 -- *
13 -- *at
16 -- *
20 -- *at
23 -- *OLE MISS (FSN), 5 p.m.
27 -- * at
2 -- * GEORGIA (LF), 1 p.m.
5 -- *
8 -- * at
13-16 -- SEC Tournament (At
* denotes SEC games