Sellout expected when LSU takes on #1 Kentucky tonight
BATON ROUGE - The biggest game of the season for the LSU Men's Basketball team is tonight. A sell-out crowd is expected when they take on the undefeated, top-ranked Kentucky Wildcats.
The #1 team in the country is 23-0 as they roll into Baton Rouge, while the Tigers have struggled to find the consistency they need from their core five. That's led to uneven games that saw them play down to the level of their competition. Coach Johnny Jones hopes that trend goes both ways, and they can play up to their full potential tonight.
"To beat those guys, you have to be at a certain level...and you just hope it's in a controlled sense that you're out there and able to play with them," he said.
School officials are urging everyone to get to the game early tonight. It's a hard sell-out, so parking, eats and even popcorn will be hard to come by. Tipoff is at 6 p.m., but if you don't have a ticket, you can still catch the game on ESPN.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Baton Rouge native said to replace Joe Alleva as LSU Athletics Director
Joe Alleva out as LSU's athletics director
Sports Director Michael Cauble talks Alleva's departure
Rumors of Joe Alleva's exit from LSU swirl Wednesday
Will Wade to meet with LSU officials Friday, ending month-long stalemate