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LSU (9-4,0-2) vs South Carolina (10-5,0-2) - PMAC - Wed 7pm - NO TV



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LSU's (9-4,0-2) coach Johnny Jones looks for his first career SEC win against the South Carolina (10-5,0-2) Gamecocks on Wednesday night in the PMAC. The 7:00pm game will give one of the two teams their first conference win of the young SEC season. Both teams will be using their strengths versus their opponents weakness.

LSU has been near the top of the NCAA in steals and forcing turnovers all season. South Carolina comes in averaging 18 turnovers per game and ranked 332nd in opponent steal %. That bodes very well for LSU who is 6th in steal % in the NCAA on the season.

South Carolina comes in 2nd in the NCAA in offensive rebound percentage rebounding over 45% of their missed shots. LSU has recently struggled to keep their opponent off the offensive boards allowing Florida 17 offensive rebounds and Auburn 14. LSU will really have to work to keep the very active and athletic gamecocks off the glass.

South Carolina is led by Lakeem Jackson, the 6'5" 235lb senior who averages 9.8 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 2.3 assists per game. He shoots over 61% from the field and can hurt you in many different ways. Two games ago, South Carolina finally got back veteran guard Bruce Ellington, who has scored 18 and 11 in his two games back. However, in his first game back he had 9 turnovers on only two assists in 23 minutes.



Brenton Williams is leading the team in scoring at 11.5 per game. Williams shoots well from the field hitting 80.4% free throws, 57.4% from two point percentage, and 45.1% from three point range. South Carolina have 5 active players averaging over 9 points per game, even after LaShay Page went down with an injury 9 games into the season.

South Carolina does not have a win against anyone in the top 100 RPI, and 8 of their 10 wins are against teams worse than 200 RPI. They have struggled all season against some lesser competition, but this is league play and anything can happen.



Amazingly enough, LSU's starting guards should each be the same height as their counterpart. LSU does hold a significant advantage in height down low and it will most likely a major emphasis to get the ball down low to Del Piero and O'Bryant. None of the South Carolina post players draw many fouls so that should be a plus to keeping O'Bryant on the floor.

While this game probably won't be a blowout, I think LSU controls the pace and the game and wins. South Carolina's defense has given up at least a point per possession in all but 2 games this season. Hopefully LSU leaves the gym Wednesday night with the confidence moving forward that they can score on SEC opponents have a tough start.

Prediction:
LSU 78, South Carolina 66
17-12 (8-10)

Article on Coach JJ's Presser Here



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This is an absolute must win and a game we honestly should win by double digits. Our front court has a huge advantage over them and we need to exploit that. No way should guys 7" and 4" shorter than our 2 front court guys do much of anything offensively or especially defensively. Del Piero and O'Bryant III have to take over.





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It's a must win and I have a meeting at 7pm, won't make it.








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100% agree it is a must win for the Tigers.I think they should win pretty convincingly so lets hope they come in ready.





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Will we have a 2012 PMAC crowd or a 2013 crowd?





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Will we have a 2012 PMAC crowd or a 2013 crowd?


Im not sure what you mean by this. There shouldn't be as many as were there on Saturday, but I am hoping for a decent crowd.






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In other news, Southern Cal fired their basketball coach today.....
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South Caroline fired their basketball coach today according to the Coaches Changes Board.


ISWYDT...I think






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That's USCw. USCe's coach is Frank Martin





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That's USCw. USCe's coach is Frank Martin


Well now.....don't I feel like a stupid shit?!?!?






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Its all good





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Thanks SoS for another great breakdown.

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100% agree it is a must win for the Tigers.I think they should win pretty convincingly so lets hope they come in ready.


Coach Jones reports Monday practice went well, no hanging heads over Florida loss, just more fire and guts. So I hope they carry that through until tomorrow night.

They have something to prove, that's for sure.






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It's a must win and I have a meeting at 7pm, won't make it.


My husband and I will be there! I think Coach Brown will be there.

Looking fwd to a S. Carolina arse kicking (like, we kick there ass, not the other way around)








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Well now.....don't I feel like a stupid shit?!?!?









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I think Coach Brown will be there.


Pretty sure he's there every game. Haven't not seen him in attendance yet.






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This is an absolute must win and a game we honestly should win by double digits.


I agree with the exception of the double-digit part.

I think Auburn was "winnable" but I saw it as a toss-up. The disappointment was getting beaten so badly in the second half.

Florida was not surprising, wish we had hung in there longer and got some better play by a couple of players, but time to move on.

We are what we are right now so we need to win the games we should.






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re: LSU (9-4,0-2) vs South Carolina (10-5,0-2) - PMAC - Wed 7pm - NO TV


Is this a game that WAFB/WBXH is just refusing to carry? I thought the agreement for the SEC contract was that every game would be televised.





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