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LSU outshines Mizzou in battle of Tigers, Wins 77-71

In a game where both teams played exceptional basketball, LSU closed out Missouri late to win 77-71. Coming into the game, Coach Jones knew how explosive the back court trio of Brown, Clarkson, and Ross were. While slowing them down was important, limiting the other players was 100% necessary.

In LSU's loss to Ole Miss it was the unexpected career high of Sebastian Saiz that hurt LSU, but against Missouri that didn't happen. While the Missouri's trio played extremely well, they were all Missouri had. The rest of Missouri's team scored a combined 8 points on 4 of 20 shooting. Brown, Clarkson and Ross did hit 8 of 14 from three point range and score 28, 19, and 16 respectively. Still, LSU played hard, inspired defense on the trio of guards who each stood 6'5".



It was a total team effort. Shavon Coleman had one of his better games as a Tiger scoring 19 points, grabbing 5 boards while also getting 2 assists, 2 steals and a block. But he wasn't the only player with a great stat line. Jordan Mickey played inspired adding 14 points, 13 rebounds, 5 blocks and a steal. Johnny O'Bryant (16) and Andre Stringer (12) joined Coleman and Mickey in the double digit scoring club. But it was what the statistics missed that made this such a great team victory.

Tim Quarterman came in and played some very disruptive defense on Missouri guard Jordan Clarkson. He made the proper passes on offense and set the tone in the second half defensively. At this point there's no time for "freshman mistakes". Quarterman was a vocal leader on the court. He made sure everyone played in the moment.

Jarell Martin had two momentum building baskets. A ally oop lob that got the PMAC pulse going as well as a very clutch putback in the second half that helped push the Tigers lead. This was a team effort and a team win. LSU hit 51.4% of their two point baskets and 31.8% of their three's. They made more free throws (18/26) than Missouri took (11/16). LSU won the offensive and defensive rebound battles. They limited their turnovers and had some of the best ball movement of the season. LSU blocked 9 of Missouri's 48 two point shots (18.8%) and even that was a team effort (Mickey5, Coleman1, Martin1, Quarterman2).



The win pulls LSU back into NCAA contention but don't get your hopes up yet. LSU still has a lot of work to do after some tough early SEC losses. I can tell you that the next stretch of games are critical, but on the bubble, every game is critical.

KenPom moved from 62 to 60. This weekend, LSU faces Alabama on the road in an arena that LSU has struggled to leave victorious. Still, I know LSU will have some fans there thanks to the efforts of the first ever LSU Basketball bus trip and Im hoping the Tigers bring home a victory.
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Dirty Pierre - 7 months ago
Nice WIN! Keep it going.



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lwlsu96 - 7 months ago
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Pretty sure some of the coaches said something to him after Ole Miss, he's looked completely different this last week
Or he read TD :lol:


Gotta give massive props to JOB for his effort these past two games. I was pretty disappointed in his intensity prior to the Vandy game, but he has completely answered the criticism and has been playing at a very high level.

I have a really good feeling about this BAMA game Saturday. Yes, we haven't won there in almost 10 years but we are definitely due. They are basically a lesser version of Mizzouri, solid guards with little post presence/depth. I could see their defense giving us fits, but if we limit turnovers and rebound well then I believe we will win

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SouthOfSouth - 7 months ago
I noticed during pregame JOB was the only intense person. He brought it and continues to bring it. He totally set the tempo and Im proud of his change after looking so out of it for weeks. It has turned the team around, including himself.
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Tigerfan7218 - 7 months ago
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Hats off to JOB for stepping it up the last couple games on this front and in his general intensity. And you're right, we had some great ball movement last night.



Pretty sure some of the coaches said something to him after Ole Miss, he's looked completely different this last week
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SouthOfSouth - 7 months ago
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BTW, how about that CST (I think) radio commercial that talks about LSU sports and still has Dan Borne calling Chris Bass! after a bucket. Out of all the baskets to sample in that commercial, I love that they picked one of the seven Bass scored in his career


I laugh at that every single time. :bow: :bow: :bow:
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tigers32 - 7 months ago
It won't happen, but he needs another year of college experience to show he can play without the simple mistakes. When he commits to playing hard, he can challenge nearly any forward in the country any given night IMO.
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lsu2006 - 7 months ago
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O'Bryant did this well a few times last night.

We are a completely different team when he is able to do this and when he is able to get good positioning. Hats off to JOB for stepping it up the last couple games on this front and in his general intensity. And you're right, we had some great ball movement last night.
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tigers32 - 7 months ago
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passing out of doubles

O'Bryant did this well a few times last night. Ball movement was pretty awesome particularly in the second half when LSU made a real effort to feed JOBIII.
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lsu2006 - 7 months ago
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Which zone offense do you guys miss the most? The Trent Johnson throw the ball around the perimeter for 30 seconds and take an ill-advised fade away jumper or the John Brady throw the ball around the perimeter for 30 seconds and have the power forward take an ill-advised fadeaway jumper?

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I'll take this one, where we actually attempt to work it inside-out. Our issues have been in excecuting entry passes, positioning and passing out of doubles.

I do miss seeing Brady crawl on the ground in agony, though.
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therick711 - 7 months ago
Which zone offense do you guys miss the most? The Trent Johnson throw the ball around the perimeter for 30 seconds and take an ill-advised fade away jumper or the John Brady throw the ball around the perimeter for 30 seconds and have the power forward take an ill-advised fadeaway jumper?
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tigers32 - 7 months ago
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He's gets in touble when he allows himself to be pushed off the block and get the entry pass 6-10 feet from the post.

Sometimes, this happens because Hickey or Stringer is the passer, and each have trouble getting Johnny the pass due to their height. It's easier for the opposing guard to defend the entry pass. Johnny has to make the pass a little easier as a result. This isn't always the case, but it's easier to notice when I see LSU in person.
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Scrowe - 7 months ago
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It was frustrating watching LSU attempt 17 3's in the first half. Those looks will always be there, and they stayed away from trying to ge the post guys involved. The second half was a completely different story. Only 5 3's attempted.


If they don't attempt those 3's in the first half and make some of them, the post never opens up in the second half. Teams have been begging us to shoot and crashing on the post lately.

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JOB can be a monster in the post. He's gets in touble when he allows himself to be pushed off the block and get the entry pass 6-10 feet from the post. When he gets the ball in good position, he is almost impossible to stop (even with a double team).


I agree with you here, JOB needs to stop the stepback and be sure to get the ball low on the block.

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My biggest issue with LSU's offense is that guys make a pass then just stand and watch.


This has been the big problem on offense. When they start moving without the ball like they did last night for most of the game good things happen.
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therick711 - 7 months ago
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My biggest issue with LSU's offense is that guys make a pass then just stand and watch.


Last nights game was the best example of how dangerous LSU's offense can be when moving without the ball. I thought, and Ricky Blanton agreed that last night was LSU's best offensive game from that standpoint.
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lsu2006 - 7 months ago
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but have no shot whatsoever

He should shoot about 60000 jumpers a day, and none of them should occur in a game. :lol:

I do love his athleticism and ability to distribute, and I think he'll be a very, very good 3-4 year player for us. He's just never had to be a shooter before.
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Alt26 - 7 months ago
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I didn't get to watch until the second half, but Quarterman's play and Hickey's attitude have me really encouraged.

I was getting frustrated watching the gametracker because it just kept saying "So and So missed 3 point jumper."

JOB was playing really well, but I felt like they should have went low to him more in the first half instead of letting him shoot from 15 feet. It would have been nice to get their forwards in foul trouble early. Though it played out to where that didn't really matter.

And Mickey is a beast.


It was frustrating watching LSU attempt 17 3's in the first half. Those looks will always be there, and they stayed away from trying to ge the post guys involved. The second half was a completely different story. Only 5 3's attempted.

JOB can be a monster in the post. He's gets in touble when he allows himself to be pushed off the block and get the entry pass 6-10 feet from the post. When he gets the ball in good position, he is almost impossible to stop (even with a double team).

My biggest issue with LSU's offense is that guys make a pass then just stand and watch. Good things happened in the 2nd half when LSU started attacking the basket both with and away from the ball. We see glimpses, but I'd love to see more of JOB and Mickey working a "two-man" game down low. When Mickey would dart to the bucket when JOB got the ball, LSU was able to get some easy baskets. Both guys are very good finishers around the rim. Mickey with excellent touch, and JOB with brute force.
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therick711 - 7 months ago
Xavier Whipple must have provided you quite a basketball erection. :lol:

BTW, how about that CST (I think) radio commercial that talks about LSU sports and still has Dan Borne calling Chris Bass! after a bucket. Out of all the baskets to sample in that commercial, I love that they picked one of the seven Bass scored in his career. :lol:
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tigers32 - 7 months ago
For the most part, he stays within his game, but doesn't turn down open shots. If he can learn to dribble drive & finish, I'll be happy. His 3-point shot probably won't ever be great, but that's okay. I'm having visions of a veteran Quarterman throwing alley-oops to a young Ben Simmons.
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SouthOfSouth - 7 months ago
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He's becoming one of my favorite Tigers this season.


He has been one of if not my favorite all season long. But, I have an affinity for players who distribute the ball well :bow:, play smart:bow:, but have no shot whatsoever... :banghead:

One of my favorite Tigers was Chris Bass. Also loved me some Voogd. :nana:
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tigers32 - 7 months ago
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It's not in an arrogant way, but he shows leadership and poise on the court. Plus his on court smile is something that I will always notice. It looks like he is always having fun out there.

I almost posted something similar in a thread last night. On the court, Quarterman's demeanor is refreshing to see, and it's clear that he tries to communicate with his teammates. He just has fun playing basketball. He's becoming one of my favorite Tigers this season.
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SouthOfSouth - 7 months ago
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What's the deal with the banana costumes on the front row of the stands? I've been living in a basketball free zone during football season and haven't seen that before.



Why not. Basketball student sections have been known to wear random costumes. I thought they were funny so I snapped a picture of them.
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massiveattack - 7 months ago
Agreed
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Choupique19 - 7 months ago
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Honestly to me, Im really worried that the SEC only gets 2-3... Still a lot of work to do.


I don't see us finishing ahead of Tennessee. I don't think that game with them was a fluke. They may really be a good bit better than us. Last year, at their place, I thought that they just were uncharacteristically hot, and I really wanted another shot at them in the SEC Tourny. What I saw the other night was a team that was bigger, faster, and better shooting than this LSU team.

Basically, I'm begging the NCAA to take 4 SEC teams and I'm hoping LSU can finish 4th, and put together a couple of wins in the SEC tournament.
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wrlakers - 7 months ago
What's the deal with the banana costumes on the front row of the stands? I've been living in a basketball free zone during football season and haven't seen that before.
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therick711 - 7 months ago
Time to channel the Jaime Lloreda, Brandon Bass, and Brady Pain Trains and end the 10 year drought at Coleman Coliseum.
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TFS4E - 7 months ago
:lol:
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