LSU basketball teams host 2012 LSU Mall Ball Saturday in Baton Rouge

Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 10:24am

LSU fans will get their first chance to meet and visit with the coaches and players for the 2012-13 season Saturday at the Mall of Louisiana when the men’s and women’s basketball teams host the 2012 LSU Mall Ball.

The event will be held from Noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday (Aug. 25) at the center court of the mall. Head Coaches Johnny Jones and Nikki Caldwell as well as their players will be on hand to visit and sign autographs and they will be joined by the award-winning LSU cheerleaders and Tiger Girls.

Coach Jones, who played in the 1981 NCAA Final Four LSU men’s basketball team, and served many years as assistant coach under Dale Brown, is in his first year as the men’s basketball coach at his alma mater. He is busy putting the foundation in that will put his stamp on the LSU program he knows so well.

Coach Caldwell enters her second year as the head coach of the Lady Tigers and she has just returned from a successful stint as the assistant coach for the USA U18 National Team that won the gold at the FIBA championships in Puerto Rico.

Fans will have a chance to meet both coaches and their teams as they get ready to begin fall practice for the 2012-13 seasons that begin in November. They will also have an opportunity to get autographs and pictures with their favorite Tigers.

Season ticket renewals have been sent to ticket holders in both men’s and women’s basketball with a renewal date of August 31. Ticket deposits may also be made for new season tickets for the upcoming season and the priority deadline for those deposits is Aug. 31 as well.

Information on tickets can be found at LSUtix.net or by contacting the LSU Athletics Ticket Office at 225-578-2184.

LSU fans can follow both LSU basketball teams on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/LSUbasketball and www.Facebook.com/LSUwomensbasketball/LSUwbkb and on Twitter @LSUBasketball and @LSUwbkb.

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