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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

LSU set to play Memphis in Tupelo, Mississippi, November 21st

LSU set to play Memphis in Tupelo, Miss.
Game to be played in BancorpSouth Arena

LSU Daily Reveille
By Chris Branch
Sports Writer
Published: Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The LSU men’s basketball team has a marquee opponent for next season.

LSU will play Memphis in Tupelo, Miss., at BancorpSouth Arena on Nov. 21. Memphis athletic director R.C. Johnson first announced the agreement on Memphis radio station Sports 56 WHBQ.

Kent Lowe, LSU senior associate sports information director, confirmed the game Wednesday.

“It’s something that’s been in the works for a while now,” Lowe said. “The contract was just signed today, though.”

LSU coach Trent Johnson did mention a game with Memphis in a press conference Monday but did not specify a date or location.

Memphis is coming off a 24-10 season under first-year head coach John Pastner. Pastner’s squad reached the second round of the NIT, losing to Ole Miss, 90-81.

Memphis finished second in Conference USA behind UTEP, marking the first time in five years the conference crown did not reside in Memphis. Memphis’ 13-3 conference record also marked the first time in three seasons the program hasn’t finished its conference slate undefeated.

LSU wasn’t so successful. The Tigers drudged through an 11-20 season, finishing just 2-14 in Southeastern Conference play.

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