Tigers Close Home Slate With UT On Wednesday
Communications Sr. Associate
BATON ROUGE – Two teams looking to finish their season on positive notes will meet Wednesday night in the final home basketball game of the season to be played in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.
The LSU Tigers and Tennessee Volunteers will meet at 6 p.m. in the game which will follow Senior Tribute ceremonies that will begin at approximately 6:45 p.m. for seniors Brandon Eddlestone and Brian Bridgewater.
The game will be broadcast on the affiliates of the LSU Sports Radio Network (Eagle 98.1 FM and on LSUsports.net/live) with the Voice of the Tigers Chris Blair on the call. The game will be broadcast on the SEC Alternate Channel with Mike Morgan and Mark Plansky the announcers.
With the game on the alternate channel for the SEC Network, viewers are advised to check their local cable and satellite providers for the channel in their area and Dish Network has advised the SEC they will sign on the alternate channel for their viewers of this game.
Tickets for the contest will be available during the day on Wednesday at the LSU Athletics Ticket Office and online at LSUtix.net and will go on sale at the upper concourse ticket windows of the Maravich Center at 4:30 p.m. LSU Students will be admitted free of charge.
The Tigers come into the game looking to end their long losing streak but also coming off one of their most complete efforts in the 82-80 loss at Georgia in which they rallied to take the lead, only to fall in the final 1.6 seconds.
Tennessee has lost four its last five games, including their last outing, an 82-55 loss at South Carolina on Saturday. Coach Rick Barnes Volunteers are 15-14 on the year, 7-9 in the SEC, while the Tigers are 9-19 and 1-15.
LSU is led by Antonio Blakeney, who is on a streak of six straight 20-point games, which is only the second time since the start of the 1999-00 season that someone has been able to accomplish that. Marcus Thornton posted six straight for the Tigers during the 2007-08 season. Blakeney is averaging 17.9 points a game and 18.6 points in conference play.
Guard Robert Hubbs III leads the Volunteers, averaging 14.4 points a game with a 48.6 field goal percentage. Forward Grant Williams posts up at 12.6 points and 5.6 rebounds a contest.
LSU will close out the regular season on Saturday with a 5 p.m. game at Mississippi State before beginning play in the SEC Tournament in Nashville on March 8.
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