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Preview: LSU Hoops vs McNeese St - PMAC - Sat 7pm - CST

Who: McNeese St Cowboys (2-9) @ LSU Tigers (8-2)
When: Saturday, December 28th - 7pm
Where: PMAC (13,215, 47th largest) - Baton Rouge
How:TV: CST, Radio: 98.1FM, Stream: ESPN3.com

After taking off a few days for the holidays, LSU gets back to work against Southland Conference foe, McNeese St. The Cowboys are 0-9 against D1 competition but have two wins over lower division foes Louisiana College (92-83) and Stillman (81-72). This one certainly won't do LSU any favors in the RPI category, however, it will be nice to get back on the court after letting the team go home for the holidays.

McNeese has three players averaging double digit points and two averaging over 7 rebounds per game. They average 64 points a contest. While they only shoot 37% from the field (28.6 from 3 and 38.7 from 2), they shoot 70.5% from the free throw line. They aren't a very big team and only have 3 players over 200 pounds (LSU has 6).

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With only two games remaining before SEC play, LSU must continue to grow as a team. They had easily their best performance of the season last game against UAB. They must continue to improve before hitting the meat of their schedule. After LSU's contest with McNeese they host Rhode Island next weekend as their last tuneup game before hosting Tennessee on national television (ESPN).

In this game, LSU should take advantage of their inside presence against a team that scores a large portion of their points from outside. The Cowboys are 18th in the NCAA in Percent of points scored from 3 point land. That being said, McNeese is out-manned and out-matched.

I want to see Tim Quarterman build on his impressive 9 assist 0 turnover game last week as well as see Martin continue to look comfortable shooting like he did against UAB. It will also be nice to see John Odo down low. He was needed in the Texas Tech game and he will be needed in SEC play so getting him some quality minutes are important.

We know Mickey and O'Bryant can control this game. The Cowboys are undersized, however, both players need to continue to improve on the turnover front. Both should be using this game to protect the ball and to work on their footwork inside. Stringer and Hickey need to continue to shoot the way they have. They are 1 and 2 in the SEC in ast:to ratio so we know they protect the ball well. The Tigers just have to clean up the turnovers in the paint.

Prediction:

LSU 85, McNeese 52
Filed Under: LSU Basketball

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Chicken - 20 months ago
No
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BigEdLSU - 20 months ago
This te game thread?
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agdoctor - 20 months ago
6 season tickets and not 1 mug. Alleva sucks
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Statestreet - 20 months ago
its on CST (57) in lake charles
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Khameleon - 20 months ago
Christmas break. What you expect. I didn't know they played neck at the bball games though
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Slickback - 20 months ago
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Posted by RushTigerLimbaugh Stream is not working on ESPN3. Says that it's "blacked out." Can I stream CST online?


Yeah, I completely overlooked basketball and baseball when I switched to Direct. Once the Pelicans moved to FSNO I switched. :banghead:
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SouthOfSouth - 20 months ago
Got my mug. Freakin awesome.
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RushTigerLimbaugh - 20 months ago
Stream is not working on ESPN3. Says that it's "blacked out." Can I stream CST online?
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burgeman - 20 months ago
Student section looking weak, just that odd kid with the white board tonight. Where is YE-YE at?
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Alt26 - 20 months ago
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Try other parts of the arena I doubt they are in one location I got mine near portal j



I looked. Shut out! I have no clue how I'm gonna drink my morning coffee tomorrow. Maybe we can score 75 for tacos at least!
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catholictigerfan - 20 months ago
Try other parts of the arena I doubt they are in one location I got mine near portal j
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Alt26 - 20 months ago
There aren't 1200 people here, yet all 2000 mugs are gone. a-holes must be taking 3-4 for themselves!!
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aslavey - 20 months ago
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Edit. Blacked out on espn3
Not for me. :nana: :nana:
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catholictigerfan - 20 months ago
First game in the pmac of the year :nana:
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LSUROCKS52 - 20 months ago
Damn, why do i have to be sick, i'd be going if i wasn't :banghead:


CST games aren't on Uverse huh?
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saturday - 20 months ago
I'm wondering the same thing. I'm on the Apple TV but its not letting me in right now



Edit. Blacked out on espn3
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extremelsu - 20 months ago
Im going to be there. Coming from Virginia!!
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Slickback - 20 months ago
Anybody know if this will be blacked out on ESPN3?

Damn DirectTV and no CST.
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Benw225 - 20 months ago
In Florida for the bowl game. Will be checking in on watch ESPN. Spending a few days at Disney before the game. Just got off the tower of terror and thought of the hilarious picture of our team on it.
I see why odo wanted to piss himself :lol:

:geauxtigers:
Take care of business tonight
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mcneil912 - 20 months ago
Wish I could be at the game but I'm out of town. Will still be watching though. Can't wait to see the tigers ball

:geauxtigers:
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