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Hoops: Hickey will return Saturday, JOB III TBD


Jones has announced that Anthony Hickey has been practicing and will play Saturday. He is hopeful for Johnny O'Bryant, but said he isn't quite ready yet.

He may be by Saturday but I doubt they force the issue with Bethune Cookman in town.


Twitter from press conference:

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Jones: "Our players have been resilient. We've been able to play through some things to prepare us for conference play."

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Jones: "On New Year's day, we had one of our more spirited practices of the season. Looking forward to hopefully getting JOB III soon."

Randy Rosetta ?@RandyRosetta
#LSU bkb coach Johnny Jones: "Anthony Hickey) has been practicing and is giving us great effort and will be back out there on the floor."

Ben Love ?@BenLoveTSD
Johnny Jones: We're hopeful Johnny O'Bryant will be back in "near future." Not sure about Saturday's game. #LSU

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Jones: "I like what were averaging right now offensively in between 70 and 75 points. Defensively, we have to work on a few things."

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Jones: "Bethune Cookman, only a few teams have been able to get away from them. They have two capable scorers, and we have to defend well."

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Jones: "Rebounding is something that we put an emphases on every day in practice. Our guys know it's about attention to detail in that area.



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thunderbird1100
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re: Hoops: Hickey will return Saturday, JOB III TBD


GREAT news for Hickey, he is a needed so bad for this team (maybe not Saturday, but for the season).

Rest up JOB III, no reason to play him vs. B-C. Extra 4 days rest will do him well.






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austintigerdad
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re: Hoops: Hickey will return Saturday, JOB III TBD


SoS, do you have a link you can post to Coach Jones' full comments?





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SouthOfSouth
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SoS, do you have a link you can post to Coach Jones' full comments?


No it takes a few hours before lsusports.net puts them up... I am following twitter feeds that I will post into here though.







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re: Hoops: Hickey will return Saturday, JOB III TBD


added twitter to OP


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added twitter to OP
Thanks!






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Hickey playing and JOB sitting is ideal to me. Lets Courtney and Ludwig get some more minutes with the main guy that can push the offense.

Sadly I can see this resulting in a lot of missed passes down low by unsuspecting bigs, but we need these guys to get better together before conference.



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Hickey will return Saturday








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Great News!!!!!

Hopefully Hickey can keep his head straight






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Good for hickey. Please let him get it together from here on out.





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SouthOfSouth
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re: Hoops: Hickey will return Saturday, JOB III TBD


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Hickey playing and JOB sitting is ideal to me. Lets Courtney and Ludwig get some more minutes with the main guy that can push the offense.

Sadly I can see this resulting in a lot of missed passes down low by unsuspecting bigs, but we need these guys to get better together before conference.


100% agree. Will give some guys the opportunity to show they belong in the rotation after he returns. That's how Collins found his way into the guard rotation.






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austintigerdad
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re: Hoops: Hickey will return Saturday, JOB III TBD


This summary just appeared at the top of the Scout.com Tiger Sports Digest archive:
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Q & A: Andrew Del Piero - LSU center discusses his development, status of Hickey and O'Bryant

I'd be surprised if there's any real news here, but would someone with a Scout.com subscription care to post the Cliff Notes?






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