BATON ROUGE – The LSU men’s basketball team unveiled its 2022-23 men’s basketball schedule on Wednesday, the slate features 18 games in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.
LSU will play nine teams that won at least 20 games last season and will face 12 teams that advanced to post-season play.
LSU’s new head coach Matt McMahon — who arrived after a successful run at Murray State — will open the season on Wednesday, Nov. 9 against Missouri-Kansas City. The Roos won 19 games a season ago.
The opening eight days of the season will see LSU also host Arkansas State on Nov. 12 and UNO on Dec. 17. Both those teams were 18-game winners in 2021-22.
LSU’s in-season tournament this year will be the Cayman Islands Classic on Nov. 21-23. LSU will play the opening game of the first day against Illinois State on Nov. 21 and will face either Akron or Western Kentucky on the second day. The opponent on the third day will be against a team from the other side of the bracket: Akron, Kansas State, Nevada and Tulane.
The non-conference schedule is highlighted by a game with Wake Forest, winner of 25 games a year ago and a quarterfinalist in the NIT. The Demon Deacons and the Tigers will meet in the Holiday Hoopsgiving event in Atlanta at State Farm Arena on Dec. 10.
LSU will also host an SEC/Big 12 Challenge game in Baton Rouge as Texas Tech comes to town on Jan. 28. Texas Tech had 27 wins and advanced to the NCAA Sweet 16 last year.
LSU will open Southeastern Conference play this year on Dec. 28 against Arkansas. The Razorbacks were 28-game winners a season ago and advanced to the NCAA Elite 8 a year ago.
The Tigers will also host Florida (Jan. 10), Auburn (Jan. 18), Tennessee (Jan. 21), Alabama (Feb. 4), Texas A&M (Feb. 11), South Carolina (Feb. 18), Vanderbilt (Feb. 22) and Missouri (March 1).
The Tigers play home-and home this year against Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Missouri and Texas A&M.
2022-23 LSU MEN’S BASKETBALL SCHEDULE
(Home games in ALL CAPS)
Wed. 9 — MISSOURI-KANSAS CITY
Sat. 12 – ARKANSAS STATE
Thurs. 17 – UNO
Mon. 21 – vs. Illinois State (at Cayman Islands Classic)
Tues. 22 – vs. Akron/Western Kentucky (at Cayman Islands Classic)
Wed. 23 – TBD (at Cayman Islands Classic)
Sun. 27 – WOFFORD
Fri. 2 – TEXAS-ARLINGTON
Sat. 10 – vs. Wake Forest (Holiday Hoopsgiving in Atlanta, Georgia)
Tues. 13 – NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL
Sat. 17 – WINTHROP
Wed. 21 – EAST TENNESSEE STATE
Wed. 28 – ARKANSAS (SEC)
Tues. 3 – at Kentucky (SEC)
Sat. 7 – at Texas A&M (SEC)
Tues. 10 – FLORIDA (SEC)
Sat. 14 – at Alabama (SEC)
Wed. 18 – AUBURN (SEC)
Sat. 21 – TENNESSEE (SEC)
Tues. 24 – at Arkansas (SEC)
Sat. 28 – TEXAS TECH (SEC/Big 12 Challenge)
Wed 1 – at Missouri (SEC)
Sat. 4 – ALABAMA (SEC)
Wed. 8 – at Mississippi State (SEC)
Sat. 11 – TEXAS A&M (SEC)
Tues. 14 – at Georgia (SEC)
Sat. 18 – SOUTH CAROLINA (SEC)
Wed. 22 – VANDERBILT (SEC)
Sat. 25 – at Ole Miss (SEC)
Wed. 1 – MISSOURI (SEC)
Sat. 4 – at Florida (SEC)
8-12 – at SEC Tournament (Nashville, Tennessee)