LA Tech set to host LSU in Hoops 4 Disaster Relief exhibition in November

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RUSTON – Louisiana Tech and LSU will meet in the “Hoops 4 Disaster Relief” exhibition contest on Nov. 2 inside the Thomas Assembly Center on Karl Malone Court, Bulldog head coach Eric Konkol announced on Friday.

All of the proceeds from the exhibition event will benefit disaster relief efforts stemming from the tornado that struck Ruston and the campus of Louisiana Tech on April 25.

Tickets are on sale now for $15 for lower bowl reserve (red seating) and $10 for upper bowl general admission (blue seating). Season ticket holders, based on last season, will have first right of refusal of their seats by Aug. 1.

Groups of 20 or more can purchase tickets at $5 apiece. The first 500 students will get in free (student ticket claim process will be announced at a later date). Students beyond 500 can buy a general admission ticket for $5.

“The response from our community, the state of Louisiana and across the nation has been inspiring,” Konkol said. “We are grateful to LSU for coming to Ruston to play in this exhibition game and aid in the rebuilding efforts. This game will benefit our team and excite our fans, but more importantly, it will provide a tremendous opportunity to raise resources for the Disaster Relief Fund. Let’s pack the TAC on November 2 and continue to be Ruston Strong!”

“This is what we do in Louisiana,” said LSU head coach Will Wade. “When someone needs help, we all pitch in. For us, it gives our guys the opportunity to travel and go play a good team away while we prepare for the season. It’s helpful for everybody and we’re glad to be a part of it.”

Both the Bulldog and Tiger football teams have a bye on Nov. 2. This will mark the first time ever LA Tech will take on LSU in the TAC. The two in-state programs have met 12 times with the last meeting in Ruston coming in 1945. They faced off last season in Baton Rouge with the Bulldogs narrowly falling, 74-67.

A tip time will be announced at a later date. Tickets can be purchased by calling the LA Tech Ticket Office at (318) 257-3631 or by visiting LATechSports.com/tickets.

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