It's hard to believe that it is already college basketball season.  I mean we are still in the thick of the football season celebrating the the McNeese football team just won the Southland conference and are heading to the FCS playoffs.  But believe it fans, basketball is here!

Just like the football team, the McNeese men's basketball team will open up the 2015-2016 season against the #21 ranked LSU Tigers.

Last season the McNeese men's basketball team finished the year at a dismal 14-15 and 8-10 in SLC play.  The pokes however had a winning record of 11-5 when they played at home in the Burton Coliseum.

The LSU Tigers however had a pretty decent year last season. The Tigers finished at a mark of 22 - 11 overall and 11 - 7 in the SEC.  They lost however in the SEC tournament but still received a seed in the NCAA field of 64.  They were bounced out of the first round against NC State 66-65 to end their season.

The Tigers host the Pokes tonight at the Pete Maravich Center on the campus of LSU.  The game tips of at 7:00 p.m. and the game will be televised on ESPNU.