It was opening night of the 2017-18 basketball season. The opening game for Coach Will Wade as head coach at LSU. There had been plenty of excitement as the first-year coach went all over the state speaking to groups and basketball was being talked about in the middle of football season by LSU fans.
Coach Will Wade added Brian Merritt to the basketball staff for the 2017-18 season where he will serve as Coordinator of Basketball Operations and assist Director of Operations Nelson Hernandez.
Brittany Cavalhido enters her eighth season on the men's basketball staff Administrative Assistant after serving on the LSU women's basketball staff as Director of Operations the previous two seasons.