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Gallant_Gringo
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LSU’s height advantage against Florida
Hayes is their only guy who plays significant minutes for them that is over 6’6. He’s 6’9...Unlike last time our game plan should be to keep Naz and Bigby in as much as possible and POUND the paint. Much more than we did in our previous game against them. Major size advantage tonight! Gotta capitalize on that!
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sgallo3
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Dorne
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re: LSU’s height advantage against Florida
We should feed bigby. Reid better convert his early chances if he wants a chance to exploit the size matchup


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rilesrick
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re: LSU’s height advantage against Florida
Much more important to get through the trap out front and start our offense much quicker than last game. Offensive rebounding will be a big key again as usual.


luismlg
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Houston
Member since Mar 2010
449 posts

re: LSU’s height advantage against Florida
the height advantage didn't work out so well for us last time...

Reid was 16/15, Bigby 10/6/3 blocks, they had decent games

We had size, we got out hustled.


JustSmokin
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re: LSU’s height advantage against Florida
Curious to see Wade's adjustments tonight. UF doubled Waters off every ball screen that disrupted the entire flow. They doubled Naz almost every time he touched the ball. They dared LSU to make 3s.

Can't settle for 3s. Smart and Mays got to put their head down and bully their way to the rim. Good things happen when they do.


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SouthOfSouth
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re: LSU’s height advantage against Florida
Personally I don't like our "pound it inside" gameplan. LSU is better when our guards can get into the lane. Our bigs get offensive boards plus we are able to get to the free throw line. Back to the basket isn't our bread and butter.

The height advantage means there aren't as many shot blockers in the lane so if we can get our guards in there we are likely to score or get the rebound. That would be my gameplan. Get the ball to the paint driving not just passing. Get bigs to switch onto guards and pass to post or get the ball on the rim and let the bigs go get it.


STEVED00
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Metairie, LA
Member since May 2007
16149 posts

re: LSU’s height advantage against Florida
The Waters illness or whatever has become a blessing in disguise IMO bc we know how well Smart and Mays can play as the primary ball handler. The other two have much different skill sets to Waters which will make it much more difficult for UF to scheme against it.

You want to 2x Waters, f’ng great. I just don’t think they will be able to do that as effectively against Mays/Smart bc of their size and strength.

Plus Smart and Mays can really get to the basket but can/will kick out if people collapse on them.
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lowhound
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Effie
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re: LSU’s height advantage against Florida
Though Florida is undersized, they are still long. The thing that killed us the first game was their transition defense was phenomenal. We couldn't get many fast break points or points off of turnovers. They are very disciplined on the defensive end. Yes, we should have won that game if we shoot our average percentage from the free throw line, but this will still be a close low scoring game just because of Florida's defensive ability.


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pitchandcatch27
Member since Jul 2018
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re: LSU’s height advantage against Florida
LSU should have one at home. They came out on fire against BAMA. If not for the DA refs making bad calls LSU would have won by 8 to 12 points. I see this LSU team ready for Florida. Revenge factor and WW strategy change in game plan. LSU wins going away by 8 to 10 points.



lsufan_26
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Member since Feb 2004
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re: LSU’s height advantage against Florida
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Reid was 16/15, Bigby 10/6/3 blocks, they had decent games

I'd say those stat lines are better than "decent"


jimbeam
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Member since Oct 2011
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re: LSU’s height advantage against Florida
We need to get into the offense quicker and work the ball better. Last time it took 15 seconds to get the flow going and way too little ball movement.


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STEVED00
North Carolina St. Fan
Metairie, LA
Member since May 2007
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re: LSU’s height advantage against Florida
Not trying to make excuses, but everything that could’ve gone wrong against UF did go wrong yet we still had a great chance to win in regulation.

LSU imo has become better bc of that loss as well. Waters needed a dose of humble pie after that abortion of a final sequence in regulation. After watching him against Bama, I think that message was received loud and clear.


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luismlg
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re: LSU’s height advantage against Florida
agreed


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TeddyPadillac
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Member since Dec 2010
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re: LSU’s height advantage against Florida
We got out hustled, and had some bad bounces on rebounds that their hustle paid off for.

more importantly, we went 16-25 from the free throw line.
We are a top 20 team in the country in FTA per game, and FT%.
If we simply shoot them at our average that game, of 76%, we win despite shooting terrible from 3 and getting out hustled most of the game.

We win games b/c of offensive rebounds, free throws, and not turning the ball over more so than anything else.


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OSTiger77
LSU Fan
Ocean Springs
Member since Nov 2017
270 posts

re: LSU’s height advantage against Florida
I agree. Got to get through trap and attack free throw line and quick baseline action. Those are open areas in that zone. Bigby, Days, and Emmit can all hit those 8-12 foot shots.

Weren’t able to penetrate well first game. Got to play hot potato and wear them out.

Guards have got to defend 3 well and bigs need to identify scorers.

We got this in Wade will trust.


LayupKing
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Feb 2011
225 posts

re: LSU’s height advantage against Florida
We cannot dribble through a zone. Make the extra pass!


Alt26
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Member since Mar 2010
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re: LSU’s height advantage against Florida
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Personally I don't like our "pound it inside" gameplan. LSU is better when our guards can get into the lane. Our bigs get offensive boards plus we are able to get to the free throw line. Back to the basket isn't our bread and butter.


This. Reid and KBW are not great back to the basket scorers. LSU's paint advantage comes when the guards attack the rim and the bigs clean up the misses.

In the first game LSU really didn't "settle" for too many 3's until later in the 2nd half. They just missed an inordinate amount of dunks/layups/putbacks coupled with below (LSU's) average FT shooting. LSU got into the lane. They just didn't convert like they generally do

I think Wade was furious at himself because UF took advantage of LSU on inbounds sets (that's a product of coaching) coupled with what he felt was a lack of effort/focus from particularly, but not exclusively, Waters.

If LSU plays the EXACT same game tonight but gets 3/4ths of Waters' usual production coupled with the Javonte Smart of the last 3 games (he only 4 points to go with 3 TO's in the first game), LSU wins by 6+.

Florida took Waters out of the game (or at least that along with the "illness"). At that time we didn't know just how capable Smart is at taking over the game from the PG spot. 3 games later, Smart is the Freshman of the week averaging nearly 22 ppg. The LSU that was largely reliant on Waters 2 weeks ago doesn't appear to exist anymore.

If they want to double Waters all game, they may do so at their peril with the emergence of Smart. In fact, we might see a return to LSU's original starting lineup of Waters, Smart, Mays, Reid, KBW.


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Corporal Beavis
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Member since Aug 2013
654 posts

re: LSU’s height advantage against Florida
They took advantage of the fact we don't(can't) switch screens big time and we need a counter adjustment for that. They'll attack that early. Let Smart attack the rim and let our big guys eat up the misses. One big think we need to figure out is the balance of Naz playing outside/inside. His shooting can help space the floor and give our 3 guards room to drive but he's become a damn good offensive rebounder. I'd like to see Smart take over the ball handling in the half court more. That allows everyone to play to their strengths as Waters and Mays are much better shooters and Smart gets to the rim with ease. If it comes down to the last shot I still want the ball in Threemonts hands


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tbone_jay
Member since Nov 2016
223 posts

re: LSU’s height advantage against Florida
I like the way we played when Are was out. Drove to basket, dished inside, and rebounded. We do that we beat UF big.


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OSTiger77
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Ocean Springs
Member since Nov 2017
270 posts

re: LSU’s height advantage against Florida
Hence playing hot potato. Whip that ball around constantly.


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