ATLANTA, GA - MARCH 10: Andre Stringer #10 of the LSU Tigers shoots against Andre Walker #54 of the Vanderbilt Commodores during the first round of the SEC Men's Basketball Tournament at the Georgia Dome on March 10, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia.
Last season, Marquette played four SEC teams and lost three times. With a game already scheduled against Florida, the athletic department announced Marquette's chance to get revenge for another one of the losses on Saturday, December 22, when LSU comes to the Bradley Center.
Let's hit the important info!
2011-12 Record: 18-15
2011-12 Conference Record: 7-9 (8th place in the SEC)
Final KenPom.com Ranking: 97
And how about a quick preview from GoMarquette.com?
Louisiana State will make the trek to Milwaukee to face Marquette after handing the Golden Eagles their first loss last season following a 10-0 start for MU. New head coach Johnny Jones replaces Trent Johnson on the Tigers bench after leaving North Texas for Baton Rouge (former MU associate head coach Tony Benford replaced Jones at UNT). LSU, which shot 7-of-11 from long range against Marquette last year, returns just six players from last season and lost 7-footer Justin Hamilton to the NBA draft.
If I had to guess, Marquette's next game will be exactly one week later, due to Christmas falling on a Tuesday this year.