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LSU opens versus Gauchos Friday

Will Anthony Hickey return to the starting lineup?

After outlasting Arkansas-Monticello for an 82-66 win Monday in an exhibition game, the LSU basketball team tips off the season for real Friday evening at home.

The Johnny Jones era will officially tip off inside the Pete Maravich Assembly Center tonight at 7 p.m. Once a point guard and longtime assistant for LSU, Jones will take in his first regular season game from the House that Pete Built as head coach Friday evening as UC Santa Barbara comes to town. And if you could script the perfect team for Jones' rebuilding Tigers to lead off with, it would be... Recommended Stories