LSU basketball gets more TV assignments, game times _lowres

Advocate file photo by CATHERINE THRELKELD -- LSU coach Johnny Jones signals to players during the game between LSU and Arkansaslast season at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center in Baton Rouge.

Television networks and start times for 10 more LSU men’s basketball games for the upcoming season were announced Wednesday by the Southeastern Conference office.

While most of the nonconference games and league schedule were announced in August, broadcast arrangements and tipoff times for several games still had to be worked out.

In addition to games announced in August, the networks picked up five more SEC matchups — including road contests at Vanderbilt on Jan. 24 (ESPNU, 5 p.m.), Mississippi State on Jan. 31 (SEC Network, 1 p.m.) and Tennessee on Feb. 14 (SEC Network, 3 p.m.).

Other league home games picked up on Wednesday were against Ole Miss on Feb. 28 (Fox Sports Network, 1 p.m.) and Tennessee on March 4 (SEC Network, 6 p.m.).

The only conference starting time that hasn’t been decided is the March 7 regular-season finale at Arkansas, but the game will be televised on either ESPN or ESPN2.

The SEC Network also picked up five non-conference games at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center — UMass on Dec. 2 (6 p.m.), Sam Houston State on Dec. 13 (6 p.m.), College of Charleston on Dec. 22 (8 p.m.), Southern Miss on Dec. 29 (6 p.m.) and Savannah State on Jan. 3 (6 p.m.).

In addition, three home games will air over SEC Network+ via Those games are an exhibition contest with Morehouse on Nov. 7 (7 p.m.), the regular-season opener against Gardner-Webb on Nov. 15 (noon) and McNeese State on Nov. 29 (7 p.m.).

The only nonconference games awaiting a tip time are the Tigers’ final two games in the Nov. 21-24 Paradise Jam in the Virgin Islands, which depends on the outcome of their first game, and a Dec. 18 game at UAB.

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