The Southeastern women’s basketball team will compete in the 2020 Hercules Tires Southland
Conference Tournament, while the baseball, softball, tennis, track, beach volleyball
and golf teams will also be in action during this week in Southeastern Athletics.
The Lady Lion basketball team (12-17) will be returning to the conference tournament
at the Merrell Center in Katy, Texas for the first time since the 2011-12 season.
No. 8 seed SLU opens up tournament play on Thursday, facing No. 5 UNO at 11 a.m. in
The SLU-UNO winner will advance to face No. 4 Sam Houston State in Friday’s 11
a.m. quarterfinals. The winner of that game moves on take on No. 1 Texas A&M-Corpus
Christi in the semifinals on Saturday at 1 p.m. Sunday’s championship game will also
tip-off at 1 p.m. with the winner earning an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament.
Fans are invited to send off the Lady Lions on their way to Katy when the team
leaves on Tuesday. Fans are asked to gather at 10:15 a.m. at Gate 3 of the University
Center to send off SLU.
The SLU Athletics Ticket Office has tickets available for the Southland Conference
Tournament. Southeastern is selling all-tournament books that includes tickets for
all men’s and women’s tournament sessions for $60. Single-session tickets are on sale
Tickets can be picked up at the Southeastern Athletics Ticket Office through
Wednesday. Fans who would like to pick up their tickets at the Merrell Center will-call
must purchase by Tuesday. The SLU Athletics Ticket Office is open Monday through Thursday
from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and can be reached at (985)
SLU fans who purchase tickets on game day at the Merrell Center are encouraged
to visit the Southeastern Athletics window at the tournament site.
The SLU baseball team (6-9, 1-2 Southland) takes a break from conference play
with four games on tap this week. The Lions open the week with a 6 p.m. game at Louisiana
Tech on Tuesday. Southeastern then returns home for a three-game series versus Valparaiso
at Pat Kenelly Diamond at Alumni Field. The series opens with a 6 p.m. contest on
Friday, continues on Saturday at 2 p.m. and concludes on Sunday at 1 p.m.
Sunday’s game will be a Cane’s Challenge at The Pat. If the Lions score five
or more runs, fans can redeem their game ticket or student coupon to their local participating
Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers to receive a free combo with the purchase of another
of equal or greater value.
The Southeastern softball team (15-7, 2-1 Southland) returns home to open a nine-game
home stand on Wednesday, welcoming Appalachian State to North Oak Park for a 5 p.m.
The first 100 fans through the gates can enjoy free wings for Wingin’ It Wednesday.
In addition, it will be Faculty and Staff Appreciation Night, as all SLU faculty and
staff with a current, valid Southeastern ID will receive free two tickets to the contest.
Wednesday will also feature a Cane’s Challenge at North Oak Park. If the Lady
Lion score three or more runs versus ASU, fans can redeem their game ticket or student
coupon at participating Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers to receive a free combo with
the purchase of another of greater or equal value.
Southeastern then welcomes Houston Baptist to Hammond for a three-game league
set. The series opens with a 5 p.m. contest and concludes with a 12 p.m. doubleheader
The Lion tennis team (5-6, 1-3 Southland) opens the week with a 6 p.m. nonconference
home match versus Illinois State on Wednesday at the Southeastern Tennis Complex.
SLU then heads to McNeese for a 1 p.m. Southland matchup on Saturday in Lake Charles.
Fresh off winning the 2020 Southland Conference Indoor Championships, the SLU
men’s track and field team and their female counterparts will open the outdoor campaign
this week. The Lions and Lady Lions will be in Lake Charles on Saturday to compete
in the McNeese Relays.
The SLU beach volleyball team (0-3) will continue its inaugural season this week,
heading to Houston, Texas for the Southland Showcase. On Saturday, the Beach Lions
face Stephen F. Austin at 10 a.m. and Houston Baptist at 3 p.m. Southeastern matches
up with Central Arkansas at noon and Abilene Christian at 4 p.m. on Sunday.
The Lion golf team continues its spring schedule this week. On Monday and Tuesday,
SLU will be in Houston, Texas to participate in the Colin Montgomerie Invitational.
The Harlem Globetrotters, featuring Southeastern Athletics Hall of Famer Nate
“Big Easy” Lofton, will visit the University Center on Thursday at 7 p.m.
Tickets are available through the Southeastern Athletics Ticket Office. All tickets
are reserved and start as low as $20. Children two and under receive free admission.
Tickets may be purchased online at www.lionsports.net/globetrotters or by contacting the SLU Athletics Ticket Office at 549-5466. The ticket office is
located in the Dugas Center for Athletics (800 W. Galloway Drive, Hammond, LA 70402).
The ticket office’s normal hours of operation are Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m. – 5
p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
The Globetrotters’ show dates back to the 1920’s and features amazing basketball
skills and wizardry, with a continued focus on family entertainment. For more information
on the Harlem Globetrotters, visit www.harlemglobetrotters.com.
On the Air
The first three rounds of the 2020 Hercules Tires Southland Conference Women’s Basketball
Tournament will be televised on ESPN+. Sunday’s championship game will air on CBS
All of this week’s baseball and women’s basketball contests will be broadcast
live in the Hammond area on KSLU-FM (90.9), online at www.LionSports.net/listenlive and via the TuneIn Radio and Lions Gameday Experience apps. Should the SLU basketball
team advance to the weekend, Saturday and Sunday’s baseball radio broadcasts will
The Southeastern Sports Network will offer a free video stream of all of this
week’s softball games, as well as the baseball series versus Valparaiso. Tune in online
at www.LionSports.net or the Lions Game Day Experience app for Android or iOS devices. Fans can also watch
on Southeastern’s YouTube channel (/SLUathletics) with any mobile, tablet or smart
TV device (e.g., Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Android TV and Roku).
The Southeastern baseball team’s game at Louisiana Tech on Tuesday will air on
The latest episode of Inside Southeastern Baseball with Matt Riser is set for
Monday at noon from Blackened Brew in downtown Hammond. Riser joins host Allen Waddell
at lunchtime every Monday during the regular season for the 60-minute radio show,
talking the latest in Southeastern baseball. Each week, select Lion players will also
join the duo. Blackened Brew is located at 112 W. Thomas St.
The show airs in the Hammond area on KSLU-FM (90.9), online at www.LionSports.net/listenlive and via the Lions Gameday Experience and TuneIn Radio apps. A live video stream of
the show will also be available courtesy the Southeastern Sports Network (www.youtube.com/sluathletics).
Golf, at Colin Montgomerie Invitational, Houston, Texas, All Day
Baseball, Inside Southeastern Baseball with Matt Riser, Blackened Brew, 12 p.m. (KSLU)
Baseball, at Louisiana Tech, Ruston, 6 p.m. (CUSA.TV) (KSLU)
Golf, at Colin Montgomerie Invitational, Houston, Texas, All Day
Women’s Basketball, Southland Tournament Send-Off, University Center – Gate 3, 10:15
Softball, vs. Appalachian State, North Oak Park, 5 p.m. (SSN)
- Wingin’ It Wednesday
- Cane’s Challenge
Tennis, vs. Illinois State, Southeastern Tennis Complex, 6 p.m.
Women’s Basketball, vs. New Orleans (2020 Hercules Tires Southland Conference Tournament
– First Round), Katy, Texas, 11 a.m. (ESPN+) (KSLU)
Harlem Globetrotters, University Center, 7 p.m.
Women’s Basketball, vs. Sam Houston State (2020 Hercules Tires Southland Conference
Tournament – Quarterfinals), Katy, Texas, 11 a.m. (ESPN+) (KSLU)
Baseball, vs. Valparaiso, Alumni Field, 6 p.m. (KSLU) (SSN)
Softball, vs. Houston Baptist, North Oak Park, 5 p.m. (SSN)*
Women’s Basketball, vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (2020 Hercules Tires Southland Conference
Tournament – Semifinals), Katy, Texas, 1 p.m. (ESPN+) (KSLU)
Baseball, vs. Valparaiso, Alumni Field, 2 p.m. (KSLU) (SSN)#
Softball, vs. Houston Baptist (DH), North Oak Park,
12 p.m. (SSN)*
Women’s Tennis, at McNeese, Lake Charles, 1 p.m.*
Men’s and Women’s Track and Field, at McNeese Relays, Lake Charles, All Day
Beach Volleyball, vs. Stephen F. Austin (Southland Showcase), Houston, Texas, 10
Beach Volleyball, at Houston Baptist (Southland Showcase), Houston, Texas, 3 p.m.
Women’s Basketball, 2020 Hercules Tires Southland Conference Tournament Championship,
Katy, Texas, 1 p.m. (CBS Sports Network) (KSLU)
Baseball, vs. Valparaiso, Alumni Field, 1 p.m. (KSLU) (SSN)#
- Cane’s Challenge
Beach Volleyball, vs. Central Arkansas (Southland Showcase), Houston, Texas, 12 p.m.
Beach Volleyball, vs. Abilene Christian (Southland Showcase), Houston, Texas, 4 p.m.
Southeastern home events in bold.
* - Southland Conference contest