LSU (12-7, 3-5) vs Vanderbilt (8-12, 2-6) - Wednesday 7:00 CT - ESPN3 | TigerDroppings.com

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LSU (12-7, 3-5) vs Vanderbilt (8-12, 2-6) - Wednesday 7:00 CT - ESPN3



Who: LSU (12-7,3-5) vs Vanderbilt (8-12,2-6)
When: Wednesday, Feb 6 - 7:00pm
Where: Pete Maravich Assembly Center (13,215, 47th NCAA)
How:
TV: ESPN3?
Radio: 98.1FM, 200XM
Stream: ESPN3.com

LSU has won three of their last four after a methodical 17 point comeback in Starkville Saturday night. LSU has another test against the Vanderbilt Commodores at home Wednesday night. Vandy's record isn't impressive, but they only lost to Kentucky by 2, Ole Miss by 10, Tennessee by 1 and Alabama by 4. They also beat South Carolina and Auburn, two teams that beat LSU this season. That being said, I think LSU will come into the game as about a 6 point favorite.

LSU wouldn't be on this streak without their point guard, Anthony Hickey. Jones stated in his press conference, "He's what I like to call a warrior and a winner. He doesn't shy away or back away from those opportunities at the end of games. He wants to be a part of it and in the middle of it, be it on the defensive end or offensive end. I think he's really worked hard on trying to continue to improve, to get better and earning the respect of his teammates. I think, not only on the floor, but off as well."

Hickey has himself a pretty tough matchup going up against 6'4" Kedren Johnson. He averages 14.9PPG, 3.9RPG, 3.2APG, 1.4SPG, and shoots almost 36% from beyond the arc. He is also second on the team in blocks with 0.6 per game. Johnson will have 5 inches on the much shorter Hickey which may play to Hickey's advantage when playing defense. Hickey has been very good at stealing the ball off the dribble and Johnson has a long way to dribble the ball. It will be an interesting matchup to watch.

Vanderbilts 6'1" junior guard, Kyle Fuller is also a threat to have a big game. He had a season high 25 points in Vanderbilts road win at Xavier earlier this year. He also had 4 rebounds and 5 assists in that contest. He is the only other Commodore with double figure scoring, but Vanderbilt uses a range of weapons to take advantage of mismatches.



They rotate in starters so the Vanderbilt starting lineup may not be very important. In the last 4 games they have had 4 different starting lineups. They like to try and take advantage of mismatches. One noticeable one may be down low where Vanderbilt has 6'9" Rod Odom, 6'8" Shelby Moats, and 6'11" Josh Henderson. While none of the group is especially impressive, using the three to battle Johnny O'Bryant down low will be an important part of Vanderbilt's gameplan.

Coach Jones touched on O'Bryant's importance in his pregame press conference. "I think anytime a player is on the floor and can really have an impact on the game just because of their presence, it means a lot. It's good to have guys out there that can be productive just because of their presence on the floor."



While Hickey really impressed in the last minute of the Miss State game, the rest of his game was less than stellar, dropping him into second on the team behind Charles Carmouche for team best Adjusted SoS. Either way, the guard matchup of Hickey v Johnson will really show each teams star in action.

Johnny O'Bryant has five straight double doubles and looks to continue his success. Collins was able to return to LSU's lineup with a face mask after having a head/face injury in the Kentucky loss. LSU removed Andrew Del Piero from the starting lineup for the first time since November 24th on Saturday when Jones went with Coleman over the 7'3" center.

Prediction:
LSU 70, Vanderbilt 60



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Harry Caray
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re: LSU (12-7, 3-5) vs Vanderbilt (8-12, 2-6) - Wednesday 7:00 CT - ESPN3


There for the tiger shuffle, staying for the game I guess.





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re: LSU (12-7, 3-5) vs Vanderbilt (8-12, 2-6) - Wednesday 7:00 CT - ESPN3


I really wish I didn't have a 6-5 job... I want to be at the Coach Jones Tipoff Luncheon so bad... Bob Pettit just finished speaking. Dude is a badass.





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re: LSU (12-7, 3-5) vs Vanderbilt (8-12, 2-6) - Wednesday 7:00 CT - ESPN3


I wish I would've known about that! Then again I probably wouldn't have been able to make it, either.





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re: LSU (12-7, 3-5) vs Vanderbilt (8-12, 2-6) - Wednesday 7:00 CT - ESPN3


How is this game not on TV? I thought every conference game got broadcast?





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quote:

How is this game not on TV? I thought every conference game got broadcast?


I thought so too. The only think I can dig up is it is on TV on ESPN3, so if you have an ESPN package you may get it.

Here's the SEC TV lineup:

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re: LSU (12-7, 3-5) vs Vanderbilt (8-12, 2-6) - Wednesday 7:00 CT - ESPN3


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How is this game not on TV? I thought every conference game got broadcast?


It's on ESPN3






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re: LSU (12-7, 3-5) vs Vanderbilt (8-12, 2-6) - Wednesday 7:00 CT - ESPN3


Espn3 is much better than CST or sec network anyway.





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re: LSU (12-7, 3-5) vs Vanderbilt (8-12, 2-6) - Wednesday 7:00 CT - ESPN3


Glad I have my Xbox for ESPN3


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Geaux Tigers!!!





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I am excited to go to another game. I had a buddy come with me last week that had so much fun he wants to come back. The girlfriend said she wouldn't miss it for anything. Have a couple other friends who said they would go too.

Success breeds success.






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These Wednesday night home games are killing me





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These Wednesday night home games are killing me


After tomorrow, we have 1 wednesday and 3 saturdays left. The season is really running low on time.






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re: LSU (12-7, 3-5) vs Vanderbilt (8-12, 2-6) - Wednesday 7:00 CT - ESPN3


they really f'ed us on the home schedule this year.





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Home schedule is terrible. I cant billieve how we got shafted so bad.

With that said lsu in recent ears has had a "if we can win this game maybe people will start coming back" type games, unfortunately for lsu any time a decent crowd showed up we got blew out. Now that we finally got a good win the people qho were there return. Im interested to see crowd tom. Nite because it would be a huge win or really hurtful loss. Just a big game for us.






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re: LSU (12-7, 3-5) vs Vanderbilt (8-12, 2-6) - Wednesday 7:00 CT - ESPN3


Home schedule is terrible. I cant billieve how we got shafted so bad.

With that said lsu in recent ears has had a "if we can win this game maybe people will start coming back" type games, unfortunately for lsu any time a decent crowd showed up we got blew out. Now that we finally got a good win the people qho were there return. Im interested to see crowd tom. Nite because it would be a huge win or really hurtful loss. Just a big game for us.






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re: LSU (12-7, 3-5) vs Vanderbilt (8-12, 2-6) - Wednesday 7:00 CT - ESPN3


Time to pickup another win, and keep this rollin!







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re: LSU (12-7, 3-5) vs Vanderbilt (8-12, 2-6) - Wednesday 7:00 CT - ESPN3


anyone got a line yet?





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re: LSU (12-7, 3-5) vs Vanderbilt (8-12, 2-6) - Wednesday 7:00 CT - ESPN3


quote:

Im interested to see crowd tom. Nite because it would be a huge win or really hurtful loss. Just a big game for us.



I'll take pics, vid of the crowd tomorrow night. I am really hoping some more people show up. I keep looking at that home finale' against Ole Miss as the one that has a huge crowd. Im hoping we are playing for a 2nd rd bye in the sec tournament that game. Looks very possible IMO.






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re: LSU (12-7, 3-5) vs Vanderbilt (8-12, 2-6) - Wednesday 7:00 CT - ESPN3


quote:

anyone got a line yet?



Don't come out till tomorrow normally, but I'd put money on it being between 5-7 for LSU as a favorite. Im guessing -6.

None of these have lines out yet:
CRIS Pincle 5Dimes Bovada SportBet JustBet BOnline SIA



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