| Tiger Rant|| re: Saturday vs Ole Miss just got THAT much bigger - Alt26 on 2/26/15 at 2:54 pm|
[quote]And if you used reading comprehension, I said specifically I don't want them to lose. But if you're good enough to be an 8 seed and you're a 10 seed, that's a huge advantage[/quote]
Not really. It just means that you avoid the "giant" in the first weekend of the tournament.
| Tiger Rant|| re: Gold jerseys Saturday against Ole Miss - Alt26 on 2/26/15 at 9:42 am|
LSU went back to white jerseys at home in football to "bring back the magic". Well, at what point over the last 35 years were the gold unis nothing more than just a very rare occurrence? Answer: The last 5 years which has also coincided with one of, if not the, worst stretch of basketball during tha...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Do we want LSU to finish in the top 4? - Alt26 on 2/25/15 at 11:04 pm|
Another win over a bad team in the SECT won't do shite for LSU's NCAAT hopes. Really, all it would do is present another opportunity for a "bad" loss.
Stop worrying about the SECT. There isn't some magic number of wins LSU needs to get to in order to get a spot. Whether LSU makes the NCAAT as an ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: 1986 Final Four - Alt26 on 2/25/15 at 8:14 pm|
Wasn't there a rash of injuries and/chicken pox that crept up at sometime during the season? Like others have said, I think that talent wise that team was MUCH better than an 11 seed. It was just some wierd circumstances that put them in that spot ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: If we beat ole miss, Tennessee and one SEC tourney game, do we make the tourney? - Alt26 on 2/25/15 at 3:18 pm|
[quote]If we go 1-2 and 1 SECT win we're in.[/quote]
Not necessarily. That 1 SECT win would likely come against a weak SEC team. Beating a team like that isn't going to really raise your profile.
I think people put WAY too much stock in the conf. tournament for power conferences. The comm...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Bubble Tracker: Seven teams that could stage surprise Elite Eight runs - Alt26 on 2/25/15 at 3:13 pm|
[quote]I just don't see how we get in the tournament as anything higher than a 11/12 seed without a strong (if not winning) SEC tournament[/quote]
Beat OM on Saturday (and win against UT) and LSU will have a 5-4 record against the RPI top 50 (as currently ranked) That would be better than UGA, O...
| Tiger Rant|| re: NCAA Tournament Seeding...if LSU makes it. - Alt26 on 2/25/15 at 3:02 pm|
[quote]I need to back and look at the statistics, but I think this whole 8/9 thing is probably a myth.
8/9 seeds make it to the second round more often (50%) than 10/11 seeds (40% and 33%, respecively).
8/9 seeds have also been better at making the final four and even have won a national tit...
| Political Talk|| re: Georgia set to execute woman who did not actually kill anyone... - Alt26 on 2/25/15 at 1:51 pm|
[quote]Just pointing out the ridiculousness of the fact that the actually murder avoided the DP by offering his testimony.[/quote]
On its face that does sound ridiculous. However, under the law both parties knew the death penalty was a potential sentence for their crime. Though the accused does...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Odds of Martin and Mickey back next year? - Alt26 on 2/25/15 at 1:32 pm|
Mickey = 5%
He thought about leaving after last season. Yes, his ceiling isn't as high as Martin's as a NBA prospect but he is A. not going to get any taller just by coming back and B. is going to have a tough time putting up the same big numbers he has put up this year. Simply put, if the goal ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Pack the PMAC Sat. @1pm GEAUX to HELL Ole Miss - Alt26 on 2/25/15 at 11:12 am|
UK was a great atmosphere, but as the season has played out, SATURDAY is the biggest home game of the year. Even if you're just a casual fan or a bandwagon fan, this is the game you need to come to...
| Tiger Rant|| re: how many wins - Alt26 on 2/25/15 at 10:58 am|
[quote]Maybe, but rpi and the polls are the 2 biggest factors the committee actually considers. And I have a really tough time believing the SEC will get 5-6 teams in because of recent history. LSU is squarely on the bubble at this point and a likely snub candidate without a really strong finish.[/q...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Recap: LSU 84, Auburn 61 - Alt26 on 2/25/15 at 9:44 am|
Last night was a very good "non loss", and a nice game for the eye test. Not to discount the win, but LSU did what tournament teams are supposed to do, pound bad teams.
In the first game against AU I didn't think they defended Mason/Harrell all that bad. Those guys just hit tough jumper after t...
| Tiger Rant|| re: how many wins - Alt26 on 2/25/15 at 7:01 am|
[quote]i think we need more help than most of you realize. our rpi is in the 50s and there are 5 sec teams with better rpi than us[/quote]
There is no set amount of games LSU needs to win to be "in" or "safe". A win Saturday against a good Ole Miss team would help the RPI. Wins over Ark...
| Tiger Rant|| re: What the basketball team really needs. - Alt26 on 2/24/15 at 4:16 pm|
[quote]compared to the rest of the SEC, we're likely top 2-3 in talent[/quote]
That's were I think people miss the boat here. Is LSU as talented top to bottom as Kentucky, Kansas, Duke, UNC? Of course not. Are they as talented as anyone not named UK in the SEC? Absolutely. That's why the confe...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Who can we least afford to lose next year, Mickey or Martin - Alt26 on 2/24/15 at 3:01 pm|
[quote]t's a lot easier to predict someone coming in and being athletic etc (Simmons), than to say someone will come in and immediately block a lot of shots.[/quote]
Simmons isn't highly ranked just solely because he is athletic. He's ranked that highly because of his skill set. There are plent...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Who can we least afford to lose next year, Mickey or Martin - Alt26 on 2/24/15 at 12:57 pm|
He's not the best on ball defender, but his shot blocking makes up for a LOT of poor defensive play. Even just his presence inside alters how teams attack LSU. There are plenty of times where his blocks are the first "pass" in LSU's transition game.
There are times where ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Final 4 team next year - Alt26 on 2/24/15 at 10:57 am|
Victor won't be eligible until SEC play. I suspect LSU will play a much tougher OOC schedule than the last 3 years solely based upon the fact that TV networks will help set up good games so they can show Simmons. That being the case, 11-2 in non-conf play probably won't be expected.
I think it's...
| Tiger Rant|| re: LSU (19-8, 8-6) vs Auburn (12-15, 4-10) - Tues 6:00pm - ESPNU - Alt26 on 2/24/15 at 10:41 am|
[quote]Also, Bridgewater is playing a lot more as a reserve now. I am not sure how well he matches up in this one.[/quote]
Probably a little better than he does against most SEC teams. Bowers is AU's monster inside, but he gets it done on brute strength and effort rather than skill and height (h...
| Tiger Rant|| re: LSU (19-8, 8-6) vs Auburn (12-15, 4-10) - Tues 6:00pm - ESPNU - Alt26 on 2/24/15 at 10:35 am|
If you look back at the first game I think you'll see that Harrell and Mason just hit a ton of tough (and many contested) jumpers including 3's. LSU actually had a better FG% for the game and out-rebounded AU both on the offensive and defensive glass. In fact, both Mickey and Martin each had more re...
| Tiger Rant|| re: LSU Basketball Week in Review WE 2/22/15 - Alt26 on 2/23/15 at 8:23 pm|
He got out-efforted on the glass at A&M which really doesn't happen often. So much so that the usually silent Jones absolutely ripped his arse for it during a TO. Against UF he just missed some looks he normally makes. He's been too consistemtly good over the last two years to make me think this is n...