LSU is going to San Francisco

Published 03/16 2014 09:26PM

Updated 03/19 2014 03:49PM

BATON ROUGE – The LSU Tigers received the news they were hoping for shortly after 7:30 p.m. when its name came up for a spot in the 2014 post-season National Invitation Tournament.

The Tigers are slated to play the San Francisco Dons at 9 p.m. CDT in San Francisco Wednesday in a game televised by ESPNU. This will be the first meeting between the teams in men's basketball.

LSU is 19-13 and 9-9 in the SEC, while San Francisco enters the NIT 22-11 and 13-5 in the conference. San Francisco is the fourth seed and LSU the fifth seed in what was called SMU quadrant, as they are the No. 1 seed. The winner of this game will meet the winner of the SMU-UC Irvine game.

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