The LSU Men's Basketball team has pushed through to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament. They will be playing Friday in Washington DC against Michigan State.

LSU hoops fans who will be making their way to the nation’s capital to see the Tigers take on the MSU Spartans will have a warm welcome from the DC’s LSU Alumni Chapter. Chapter secretary Ginger Gibson told the Louisiana Radio Network that they are excited to welcome Tiger fans from Louisiana and around the nation.

The game may take place on Friday, but Gibson says the celebration starts tonight at an Irish pub near the venue for the Sweet 16 showdown. Gibson says even though it’s tricky to come across Louisiana flair when it’s time to party in DC, they're going to do their best.

Gibson says while the presence of Tigers fans is noticeable, there are rival teams that are having quite a bit of visibility in the area too.