Liberty will travel to Baton Rouge, Louisiana to play the LSU Tigers on November 15th this coming season, according to The D1 Docket.
LSU and Liberty have entered a new agreement to play this game on November 15th, per public records posted by the LSU Athletic Department. https://t.co/taDW4nns84
— The D1 Docket (@TheD1Docket) April 15, 2021
This will be the second ever meeting between the Flames and the Tigers with the two previously meeting on December 29th, 2019 when Liberty faced LSU at Maravich Assembly Center. The Flames entered that game as one of the final undefeated teams in college basketball at the time at 14-0 before falling to the Tigers, 74-57.
Under fourth-year head coach Will Wade, LSU finished this past season with a 19-10 overall record and 11-6 mark in SEC play. The Tigers advanced to the NCAA Tournament as a 8-seed, defeating St. Bonaventure in the first round before falling to No. 1 seed Michigan in the second round. Wade and LSU advanced to the Sweet 16 in 2019, finishing the year at 28-7.
This continues a trend of Liberty facing SEC opponents in recent seasons. The Flames were 2-1 against the conference in 2020-21, with wins over Mississippi State and South Carolina while losing at Missouri. Liberty has also played Vanderbilt in recent seasons.
Liberty will host Missouri on December 2nd, 2021 in the second of a three-game series which began this past season. The Flames are undefeated at Liberty Arena, winning all 13 games in the first season of the new facility this season. Liberty has won 36 consecutive home games, dating back to their time in the Vines Center, the second longest active home win streak in the country, trailing only Gonzaga.