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Blanton to Join Jones at L'Auberge on Thursday
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Published: March 06, 2013, 10:44 AM (CT)
by Kent Lowe (@LSUkent), Sr. Associate SID

BATON ROUGE - Former Tiger basketball star and LSU Sports Radio Network analyst Ricky Blanton will be the special guest for Thursday's edition of the "Tipoff Luncheon with LSU Coach Johnny Jones presented by Hub International" at the L'Auberge Resort in Baton Rouge.

The luncheon as always will feature LSU men's basketball coach Johnny Jones, who will preview the Saturday's final game of the regular season against Ole Miss, scheduled for the Maravich Center and look ahead to the SEC Tournament in Nashville.

Blanton, a member of the school's All-Century team and the analyst with Jim Hawthorne on LSU men's basketball broadcasts, was a member of the 1986 NCAA Final Four team that advanced all the way to the national semifinals as a No. 11 seed.

The event is scheduled at the L'Auberge Resort off Nicholson Drive in Baton Rouge at the Bon Temps Buffet. The Buffet is available at 11:30 a.m. and the program begins at 12:10 p.m. The all-you-can-eat buffet charge is $13.95 a person. The buffet is located on the ground floor of the resort in the casino area.

To get to the L'Auberge resort from the LSU area, follow LA-30 N. /Nicholson Drive. Turn Left onto L'Auberge Crossing Drive and follow the signs to L'Auberge Baton Rouge.


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