Preview: LSU (9-4,0-1) @ South Carolina (7-7,0-1) - Sat 12:30 | TigerDroppings.com
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Preview: LSU (9-4,0-1) @ South Carolina (7-7,0-1) - Sat 12:30

Who: LSU Tigers @ South Carolina Gamecocks
When: Saturday, January 11 - 12:30pm
Where: Colonial Life Arena (18,000 15th NCAA, Columbia SC)
How: TV:SECTV, Radio: 98.1FM/199XM , Stream: ESPN3.com

** Five Louisiana stations will carry the SECTV broadcast -- Alexandria: KLAX-DT2; Baton Rouge: WBXH-TV; Lafayette: KADN; New Orleans: WNOL; Shreveport: KMSS.**

LSU hits the road this weekend struggling. Luckily, they are heading to Columbia, where South Carolina has been less than exceptional themselves. Coach Jones plans on mixing things up and was quoted that there will be a change to the starting lineup. My money is on Coleman taking Martin's spot on the floor, however there is a chance we could see Malik Morgan or Tim Quarterman inserted to the starting 5.

Sitting at 0-1 in the league, LSU is not in trouble yet. Losses by Missouri and Arkansas this week proved that the upper middle class of the SEC still has a lot to prove. If South Carolina is going to win this game, they are going to do it from the perimeter. Both of their post players score under 7 points per game, while each of their guards score over 10. As a team, they only shoot 45.4% from inside the arc (279th NCAA) but they shoot 37.2% from three (67th NCAA). If LSU is able to get hands in the faces of USC's perimeter players, USC could struggle to hit baskets.

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LSU needs to find a way to score some easy baskets. The easiest way I can think is to force turnovers in their press. Especially with Coleman in the Tiger's 3/4 court trapping zone press has yielded dividends. South Carolina is prone to turning the ball over. In fact, Florida forced 16 USC turnovers in the first half on Wednesday night.

The other big thing the Tigers need to do is grab those boards. USC has been good getting 39.4% of the offensive rebounds possible (13th NCAA). The Tigers have struggled lately with rebounding and a correction is needed moving forward. Still, this game should be a close one.

Prediction:
LSU 73, USC 71
Filed Under: LSU Basketball

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GeismarGeauxer - 15 months ago
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Prediction: LSU 73, USC 71


71-68...good prediction
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wallowinit - 15 months ago
Decent start!
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Hat Tricks - 15 months ago
New starting 5!

Hickey
Morgan
Coleman
JOB3
Mickey
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rickyh - 15 months ago
Direct TV channel 38 :cheers: :geauxtigers:
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Whiskey Richard - 15 months ago
Ive been sending work emails, and we use all caps for certain ones. :lol:

OOOOOOWWWWEEEEEEOOOOOOOO

YOU SUCK COCCK!!!!!!!! :geauxtigers:

eta: Not you, the gamecocks :lol:
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Hat Tricks - 15 months ago
Laptop
HDMI cable
ESPN3.com
Don't have to watch that shitty broadcast on WBXH


Or Apple TV or Roku
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LSUHSV - 15 months ago
espn3 is better in quality
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90proofprofessional - 15 months ago
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The aspect ratio is way off

was about to say the same thing- it looks cut off even for the commercials. that shit's pretty weak :lol:
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More beer please - 15 months ago
:lol: sorry I'm on edge with the way we have been playing
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HonoraryCoonass - 15 months ago
Kyle Macy looks different than he did 33 years ago. The bastard.
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Whiskey Richard - 15 months ago





:lol: YOU CHILL OUT
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TXGunslinger10 - 15 months ago
Gotta have this one today boys
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SouthOfSouth - 15 months ago
I started an in game thread. Game to start at 12:47
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More beer please - 15 months ago
Chill the frick out I did and it was still blacked out until a second ago
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LSUHSV - 15 months ago
ITS not in HD here
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Benw225 - 15 months ago
Got something on 16 now. The aspect ratio is way off
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ipodking - 15 months ago
634 on direct tv
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Hat Tricks - 15 months ago
Such a shitty broadcust on WBXH. Thank goodness I have a Roku with ESPN3 to switch over to.
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HonoraryCoonass - 15 months ago
It's on Peachtree TV in Atlanta.
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90proofprofessional - 15 months ago
got something playing on channel 16 now. they're talking about vandy/uk now tho
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