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The 17th Greatest Basketball Program In The South: Louisiana State Tigers

Posted by Ryne E. Hancock on November 20, 2007

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Louisiana State Tigers

Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Nickname: Tigers

Reason For Nickname: The nickname came from the Confederate unit that fought during the Civil War, the “Louisiana Tigers”.

Colors: Purple and Gold

Conference: Southeastern

Arena: Maravich Assembly Center (built 1972, capacity 13,472)

The Pride of the Bayou: Few programs can hold a candle to the list of colorful characters like LSU, who is among one of the winningest programs in the history of the SEC. The Tigers have been playing basketball since 1908 and has been a member of the SEC since its founding in 1933. LSU has been crowned champions of the SEC in 1935, 1953, 1954, 1979, 1981, 1985, 1991, 2000, and 2006 and also including an SEC Tournament crown in 1980.

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