Hoops: LSU (19-13) @ San Francisco (21-11) - Wed 9:00pm - ESPNU | TigerDroppings.com
Sports Forums
Message Boards
LSU Football
Discuss LSU Sports with fellow Tiger fans
LSU Recruiting
Discuss the future of LSU Football
SEC Football
Mingle with SEC fans from all schools
New Orleans Saints
Discuss the Saints with fellow Who Dats
New Orleans Pelicans
Get the latest info on the Pelicans
Pro sports
Discuss NFL, NBA, MLB, NCAA and more
Fantasy Football
Read this board, dominate your league
Discuss the world's most popular sport
More Forums
Off-Topic Board
Abandon all hope, ye who enter here
Tech Board
Discuss the latest in technology
Outdoors Board
Discuss hunting, fishing and more
Movie TV Reviews
All things Hollywood are discussed here
Music Board
Discuss your favorite artists, songs, etc
Political Blog
Debate local, state, and federal issues
Money Blog
Discuss a wide range of financial issues
Fark this...
Video Game Reviews Tips
Break down the latest video game releases
Food and Drink
Recipes, reviews, cooking tips and more
LSU Tickets
Buy, sell and trade your way to any event
Help Board
Need help with the site?

Hoops: LSU (19-13) @ San Francisco (21-11) - Wed 9:00pm - ESPNU

Who: San Francisco Dons

USF is a Jesuit Catholic University founded in 1855. Second oldest University in California. The school has just over 6,300 undergrad students and 3,600 postgraduates and their colors are Green and Gold.

What: NIT first round contest. Winner to face UC-Irvine/SMU winner.

When: Wednesday, March 19 - 9:00pm

Where: War Memorial Gymnasium (5,300 Capacity)

How: TV: ESPNU, Radio: 98.1FM, Stream: ESPN3.com

Meet the Dons:

Image Link
Rex Walters (2013-2014 WCC Coach of the Year)
Coach Walters is in his 6th season as the head coach of the Dons and 8th overall. This is his second 20+ win season and his best so far.

Point Guard:
Image Link
#12 Avry Holmes (6'2" 196 So)
31.6 Min/gm, 12.6 PPG, 2.3 RPG, 3.0 APG, 1.0 SPG, 84.3%FT, 44.4%FG, 43.8%3PT

Shooting Guard:
Image Link
#5 Matt Glover (6'5" 212 Jr)
28 Min/gm, 8.0 PPG, 5.8 RPG, 3.3 APG, 1.3 SPG, 57.7%FT, 37.5%FG, 26.1%3PT

Shooting Forward:
Image Link
#23 Mark Tollefson (6'9" 199 So)
29.0 MPG, 10.7 PPG, 3.9 RPG, 1.8 APG, 0.9 BPG, 72.5%FT, 53.5%FG, 36.2%3PT

Power Forward:
Image Link
#25 Cole Dickerson (6'7" 227 Sr)
30.3 MPG, 14.8 PPG, 7.7 RPG, 1.8 APG, 48.8%FT, 51.4%FG, 35.6%3PT

Image Link
#15 Kruize Pinkins (6'7" 230 Jr)
24.7 MPG, 12.3 PPG, 6.4 RPG, 1.0 APG, 61.1%FT, 52.4%FG, 10.0%3PT

After watching the Dons play, the first thing you notice is their ability to drain the three pointer (ruh roh). It's not just one guy either. As a team they are shooting 37.0%. Avry Holmes, the Dons PG, can pull up and shoot off the dribble very well. When they do go inside, they like to utilize some high/low forward action to free up the lane.

When opponents are in man to man, the Dons can bring all 5 players to the perimeter and let someone drive to the lane without any traffic. They play mostly man to man defense but could use a zone against LSU to force LSU to prove they can score from outside and protect their big men against LSU's front line.

The Dons transition defense can be a little slow to get back so the Tigers will likely look to push the tempo, especially early. If LSU allows the San Francisco guards into the lane, it could be a long night. The Dons are extremely confident shooters from all positions and good finishers near the rim.

The Don's do not block very many shots. As a team they have 83 blocks on the year. Jordan Mickey has 101 blocks himself becoming just the second player in LSU history to block 100 shots (Shaq).

Interesting Facts:

~USF was 13-5 at home.

~USF's best win was at home against KenPom #70 Vermont (72-61). LSU is KenPom #69.

~The Don's score 1.11 points per possession and allow 1.03 points per possession while LSU averages 1.09 PPP and allow 0.99 PPP.

~USF finished 3rd in the WCC. BYU and Gonzaga both made the NCAA Tournament from the WCC. USF did not beat either in 5 attempts.

~USF averages 18.1 seconds per offensive possession, while LSU averages only 17.0 seconds per possession. LSU games average 5 more possessions per game than the Dons.

LSU 75, USF 69
Filed Under: LSU Basketball

Comments (0) - Add Comments

Add a Comment
Will La'el Collins Sit Out The 2015 NFL Season?
Collins was a projected first-rounder.
Game 2: LSU Beats Miss State, 11-4
LSU improves to 40-7 overall and 16-6 in the SEC.
LSU Offers Two 2018 CB Prospects From Florida
DB coach Corey Raymond is making his round in the Sunshine State.
Titans Not Planning To Trade QB Zach Mettenberger
Update: Mettenberger wants to compete with Marcus Mariota for the starting job.