LSU (22-12) has found itself embroiled in controversy in recent weeks but still managed to earn a No. 6 seed at the 2022 NCAA Tournament. Interim coach Kevin Nickelberry will lead the Tigers on the sidelines when they face No. 11 Iowa State (20-12), who earned a spot in the group despite a losing conference record.
How to watch the first-round game between No. 6 LSU and No. 11 Iowa State:
Date of the game: Friday, March 18, 2022
Game time: 7:20 p.m. ET
The first round game between the Tigers and Cyclones will take place in Milwaukee as part of the Midwest region of the bracket.
LSU is entering March Madness on shaky ground after firing coach Will Wade just days after the school received notice of allegations. Nickelberry will temporarily take over for the Tigers as the program hopes to rebound from a loss to Arkansas in the SEC Tournament quarterfinals.
Iowa State enters the Big Dance after losing its last three games, in which the team has scored 36, 68 and 41 points. The Cyclones went just 7-11 in a talented Big 12 conference and will need to score much better if they hope to pull off the first-round upset.
The winner of Friday’s game will face the winner of No. 3 Wisconsin and No. 14 Colgate.
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