LSU opponents include 10 with postseason appearances

Updated: August 25, 2003, 8:46 PM ET

BATON ROUGE, La. -- LSU men's basketball schedule includes nine teams that made it to postseason play last season.

The Tigers, 22-11 last season, opens the official schedule on Friday, Nov. 21, at the Maravich Assembly Center against cross-town rival Southern in the first of seven home games to start the season.

"This year's basketball schedule marks an overall improvement in the quality of our opponents," said head coach John Brady, who enters his seventh season as the head coach at LSU. "We have worked extremely hard to make the schedule enjoyable for our fans and at the same time provide opportunities for our team to experience success and also challenges as it prepares to compete in the toughest basketball league in the country, the SEC."

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