The game tips off at 7 p.m. CT and will be the first time LSU has hosted a preseason exhibition at the PMAC since 2016.
It will be our first glance at a new-look LSU team after a disappointing 14-19 first season under Matt McMahon that featured a 14-game losing streak and saw the team finish just 2-16 in SEC play.
Louisiana Christian is coming off a 13-17 finish last season and will play back-to-back nights in Baton Rouge as it will scrimmage Southern on Tuesday night.
Admission to the scrimmage will be free to fans, and it has a Halloween “Boo Up” theme, featuring candy for kids, a costume contest and a postgame autograph session with the players.
This will be the final tuneup before LSU begins the 2023-24 season against Mississippi Valley State on Nov. 6. Here’s everything you need to know to follow this one.
How to Watch
Returning starting forward Derek Fountain is questionable as he’s missed practice all week with stomach issues, while Jalen Cook — who began his career at LSU before transferring to Tulane but returned this offseason — will be unavailable as the team awaits a two-time transfer eligibility waiver.
What Matt McMahon said
“We are really excited about the start of the season. I know the players are really looking forward to it. It should be a fun night and then a week from Monday the home opener. It’s here. I’ve really enjoyed coaching our team to this point and excited to get started.”
There’s no denying that Year 1 under McMahon didn’t go the way the Tigers wanted. He now faces a pivotal second season after retooling the roster with a number of productive additions. We’ll soon find out if that remedied the situation, but any cracks in the facade won’t really be detectable against an NAIA team coming off a losing season.
Prediction: LSU 95, Louisiana Christian 50