Conflict with Texas Bowl prompts LSU to adjust time of Dec. 29 basketball game with Wake Forest _lowres

South Alabama forward Georgi Boyanov (10) drives to the basket as LSU forward Ben Simmons (25) defends during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Baton Rouge, La., Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015. LSU won 78-66. (AP Photo/Bill Feig)

LSU’s basketball game with Wake Forest will be played an hour earlier than originally scheduled on Tuesday, Dec. 29 because of a conflict with the football team’s appearance in the Texas Bowl the same night.

LSU and Wake Forest will now play at 6 p.m. in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center in order to give fans who want to make the basketball game time to get home and watch the bowl game between LSU and Texas Tech.

The Texas Bowl, which will be played at NRG Stadium in Houston, is scheduled to kick off shortly after 8 p.m.

In addition to the time change, the LSU-Wake Forest game will also have new TV and radio networks.

The contest will be televised by ESPNU after it was originally scheduled for the SEC Network and will be broadcast locally on 100.7 FM in Baton Rouge because the LSU football pregame show will air on the LSU Sports Radio Network’s flagship station of 98.1 FM.

LSU officials, in conjunction with the Southeastern Conference and ESPN, explored various options this week to change the LSU-Wake Forest game after the L:SU football team accepted an incitation to play in the Texas Bowl on Sunday afternoon.

It’s the third time change for a basketball game in the last few weeks.

Sunday’s game at Houston was switched from 7 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and the Dec. 19 matchup with Oral Roberts in the PMAC was changed from 7 p.m. to 1 p.m.

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