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Who: LSU Tigers (5-2) vs Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks (3-1) (Colors: Maroon & Black)
Where: PMAC (13,215, 47th largest NCAA)
When: Saturday, December 14th - 7:00pm central time
How to Watch:TV: CST, Radio: 98.1FM, Web: GeauxZone

Well the 12 day break from action is almost complete and it can't come soon enough. With Football and Basketball on break, the lull has been nearly unbearable, however, LSU Hoops gets back on the hardwood Saturday to play in-state foe UL-Monroe. While Monroe isn't a brand name team, they have played some good basketball this season.

In their season opener they lost to #5 Kansas. Since then they have won three straight, including an overtime win against Northwestern St (LSU beat NWSU 88-74). LSU's last game was a big win against Butler to capture 3rd place at the Old Spice Classic.

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The Tigers face a team who has played exceptional defense this season. They are third in the NCAA in 3 point defense and on offense they shoot nearly 55% from inside the arc. They have scored over 1 point per possession in half of their games while LSU has scored over 1 point per possession in all but one of theirs.

LSU should be able to win this game, however, UL-Monroe does play some tall guards. The warhawks play 7 players over 6'6". I would guess LSU to be about a 16 point favorite in the game, and any win over 20 points would be a very good showing.

Coach Jones said Jarell Martin is still not 100% but has given hard minutes. Jordan Mickey has continued to impress everyone and was even in a recent mock draft graded as a mid second rounder (Along with JOB and Martin). O'Bryant looks to continue his success scoring and rebound while limiting his turnovers. Decreasing his turnovers should be his top priority.

Prediction:

LSU 85, ULM 60
Filed Under: LSU Basketball

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28 Comments
the rape is coming soon :nana: :nana: :nana:
Reply36 months
I hope temple has improved over the break
36 months
Ready to get my LSU basketball fix. It's been too long

:geauxtigers:
Reply36 months
I know school is done but only 30 or so students. :-/
36 months
We are hoping to have our name better recognized and referred to as ULM. We know who we are. Geaux Warhawks! Talons Out!
36 months
Geaux Tigers! Beat Louisiana!
Reply36 months
Just found out the game is on ESPN3, subject to blackout of course. However for peeps like me who do not live in an area covered by CST it's a boon.
Reply36 months
:geauxtigers:
Reply36 months
just faked an injury to get out of work for the first time in my life. my body is ready.
Reply36 months
quote:

just faked an injury to get out of work for the first time in my life.

And you used it for a December basketball game vs ULM?
36 months
Please coach post J Martin more 8.2 ppg is not that great for his talents. :geauxtigers:
Reply36 months
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Please coach post J Martin more 8.2 ppg is not that great for his talents.


His stats are skewed down a bit by game because he played in that first game for only 30 seconds...you'll see his minutes averaged per game is just 20 minutes. If he was averaging 30-ish minutes per game he would be around 12-13 points per game.
36 months
Finally some basketball.

It feels like a month since they last played.

:LSU:
Reply36 months
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How to Watch:TV: CST,
What is CST?
Reply36 months
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What is CST?


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36 months
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Be ready :nana: :pimp:
Reply36 months
I know miss Louisiana. Had class with her at LSU.

She fine...and married. :banghead:
36 months
I hope we blow them out early so that some of the other guys can get in the game. It was surprising to me that Coach Jones only gave 2 players off the bench any real playing time in the tournament. Coleman and Morgan came in and gave them a spark but no one else really got a shot.

I thought our depth was going to be a real plus for us this year. It seemed to me that our starting five were showing some fatigue in the Memphis game and definitely in the Butler game. Quarterman and Odo got a little bit of time in that one but not very much.

Hammink didn't make an appearance in any of the three games which was sort of telling. Johnny either thought he wasn't up to a big time game or just thought the matchup wasn't there although I would have liked to have seen if he could stop some of those Butler shooters and get some rebounds.
Reply36 months
Hammink was sick thats the reason he didnt play.
36 months
quote:

UL-Monroe does play some tall guards

This worries me, Butler gave us fits largely because of this (and we didn't block out). I'm hoping Hickey and Stringer don't disappear like that one. Either way, I'm assuming we pull away in the 2nd like you said, South.
Reply36 months
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Butler gave us fits largely because of this (and we didn't block out)


I am confident Jones corrected this in the last two weeks.
36 months
Hope we can take care of Louisiana and get the W
Reply36 months
Any idea what our practice schedule has looked like during the break?
Reply36 months
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Any idea what our practice schedule has looked like during the break?


I think it was still pretty regular. I know coach said it was hard to keep everyone's concentration with such a long break, but that they were all getting good studying in. I'm assuming they still had daily practice. But Im not 100%.
36 months
I miss the old days when the Tiger Girls wore skin-tight pants or shorts :wah:
Reply36 months
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I miss the old days when the Tiger Girls wore skin-tight pants or shorts


They switch it up pretty regularly.... I'm sure I'll get some solid one's of them wearing "cuter" outfits.
36 months
It's been way too long since we discuessed basketball. So happy!
Reply36 months
I'll be in the building :nana:

:geauxtigers:
36 months
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