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LSU men's basketball coach Will Wade 

Advocate Staff Photo by PATRICK DENNIS

First-year LSU basketball coach Will Wade will meet and greet fans for his first Tipoff Luncheon of the season Tuesday at the L’Auberge Hotel and Casino.

Wade will preview his team's season opener Friday night against Alcorn State in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center in the first of five luncheons set for this season.

Lady Tigers coach Nikki Fargas, whose team opens its season Friday at South Florida, will be the first guest speaker.

The event is held in the Bon Temps Buffet at the back of the casino. The buffet, which costs $14.95 per person, will be available starting at 11:30 a.m. with the program beginning at noon.

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