The Southeastern Conference and its television partners announced the 18-game league schedule for the 2019-20 season on Tuesday.
Amongst the highlights is the Tigers playing nine games inside the friendly confines of the Pete Maravich Assembly Center against conference opponents, giving the program 17 games in front of the home crowd.
The Tigers will open conference play on the road in their only regular-season meeting with Tennessee in Knoxville at 11 a.m. CT on Saturday, Jan. 4. LSU was a perfect 9-0 on the road in league play last year.
There will also be two special events at the Maravich Center in February. The first celebrates the 50th anniversary of Pete Maravich breaking the NCAA career scoring record on Saturday, February 1st when they take on Ole Miss, the program that LSU played when Pistol Pete broke the NCAA career scoring record. The game will be played at 11 a.m.
In LSU’s next-to-last home game on February 29th against Texas A&M, LSU will retire the jersey of Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf in halftime ceremonies. Abdul-Rauf under the name Chris Jackson had a spectacular two-year career at LSU (1988-90), setting an NCAA freshman scoring record of 30.2 points a game during the 1988-89 season.
Below is LSU’s complete 2019-20 schedule with home games listed in BOLD.
Friday, November 8 BOWLING GREEN 7 p.m.
Wednesday, November 13 at VCU 5 p.m. (ESPN2)
Saturday, November 16 NICHOLLS TBA
Tuesday, November 19 MARYLAND BALTIMORE-COUNTY 7 p.m.
Montego Bay, Jamaica – Montego Bay Convention Centre
Friday, November 22 Utah State TBA (CBSSN)
Sunday, November 24 Rhode Island TBA (CBSSN)
Friday, November 29 MISSOURI STATE 7 p.m.
Tuesday, December 3 UNO 7 p.m.
Sunday, December 8 NORTHWESTERN STATE 4 p.m.
Wednesday, December 18 EAST TENNESSEE STATE 7 p.m.
Air Force Reserve Basketball Hall of Fame Classic
Los Angeles, California – Staples Center
Saturday, December 21 Southern Cal 8 p.m.
Sunday, December 29 LIBERTY 2 p.m.
Saturday, January 4 at Tennessee 11 a.m. (ESPN2/U)
Wednesday, 8 ARKANSAS 8 p.m. (ESPN2/U)
Saturday, 11 MISSISSIPPI STATE 7 p.m. (ESPN/2/U)
Tuesday, 14 at Texas A&M 6 p.m. (SECN)
Saturday, 18 at Ole Miss 7 p.m. (ESPN/2/U)
Tuesday, 21 FLORIDA 6 p.m. (ESPN/2/U/SECN)
Saturday, 25 at Texas TBA (ESPN Networks)
Wednesday, 29 ALABAMA 6 p.m. (ESPN2/U)
Saturday, 1 OLE MISS 11 a.m. (ESPN/2/U)
Wednesday, 5 at Vanderbilt 8 p.m. (SECN)
Saturday, 8 at Auburn 11 a.m. (ESPN/2/U)
Tuesday, 11 MISSOURI 8 p.m. (SECN)
Saturday, 15 at Alabama 3 p.m. (ESPN/2/U)
Tuesday, 18 KENTUCKY 8 p.m. (ESPN/2/U)
Saturday, 22 at South Carolina 7 p.m. (ESPN/2/U)
Wednesday, 26 at Florida 8 p.m. (ESPN/2/U)
Saturday, 29 TEXAS A&M 11 a.m. (ESPN/2/U)
Wednesday, 4/at Arkansas/6 p.m. (SECN)
Saturday, 7/GEORGIA/1 p.m. (ESPN/2/U)
Weds.-Sat., March 11-15 SEC Tourn., Nashville TBA (SECN/ESPN)