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SLULions
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Non Conf BBall Games CJ/Shaq Years
LSU played some great non conference games in the state of Louisiana during the years that Chris Jackson and Shaquille O’Neal played. What were your favorite games during this time?

1988-89
Illinois
Georgetown
UNLV

1989-90
Kansas
Notre Dame
UNLV
Loyola Marymount

1990-91
Texas
Arizona

1991-92
Louisville
Duke


Alt26
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re: Non Conf BBall Games CJ/Shaq Years
The LMU game was just not stop action. Those guys were exhausted after that one as LSU (unlike most teams) decided they were going to run with LMU. If I remember correctly, that was the lead in to the Super Bowl that night (or maybe it was the UNLV game)


ehidal1
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re: Non Conf BBall Games CJ/Shaq Years
The UNLV and LMU games were insanity. Those days of college basketball are gone and sorely missed


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S
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re: Non Conf BBall Games CJ/Shaq Years
Bring back the Arizona series


Big EZ Tiger
Member since Jul 2010
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re: Non Conf BBall Games CJ/Shaq Years
LSU beating UNLV in back-to-back years was one of Dale Brown's best regular season accomplishments because that group was scary and phenomenally talented (LSU had phenomenal talent too though obviously). UNLV won 64 games in those two years. LSU beat their national championship team 107-105. And then they went on to beat Duke by 30 in the national championship game.

And in the LMU game which LSU won 148-141, LSU had 6 guys score 25+, including 3 scoring 30+ and CJ scoring 40+. Those were great times and legendary players going at in phenomenal environments.


Simplemaaan
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re: Non Conf BBall Games CJ/Shaq Years
I was at both UNLV and LMU games. In LMU they scored every 7 seconds. Track meet.


mmcgrath
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re: Non Conf BBall Games CJ/Shaq Years
Duke vs LSU was incredible, mostly because Hurley was injured and Grant Hill had to play point.


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GeauxtigersMs36
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The coast
Member since Jan 2018
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re: Non Conf BBall Games CJ/Shaq Years
So.... take the over?


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Bottom9
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ride and die with Coach Wade
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re: Non Conf BBall Games CJ/Shaq Years
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Bring back the Arizona series


The melts of Wade vs Archie would be absolutely hilarious


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litenin
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Houston
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re: Non Conf BBall Games CJ/Shaq Years
If the Georgetown game was when Blanton hit a GW at buzzer or close to it, I can tell you exactly where I was and feel the pure joy when the shot went in.


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MOT
Member since Jul 2006
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re: Non Conf BBall Games CJ/Shaq Years
Weren’t the Georgetown and Norte Dame games in the dome? Blanton hit a shot at the buzzer to beat Georgetown?


LSUGrad9295
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Baton Rouge
Member since May 2007
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re: Non Conf BBall Games CJ/Shaq Years
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And in the LMU game which LSU won 148-141, LSU had 6 guys score 25+


You may want to check your work on this...

Image: https://i.gifer.com/XYGK.gif


6 players at 25+ would mean at least 150 points.

Here is how it went down:

Jackson 34
Singleton 22
Roberts 21
Shaq 20
Sims 19
Williamson 18
Devall 12

Odd stats from the game:

--LSU only made 4 threes the whole game. LSU was 4-14 shooting 3's...but shot 70% on 2's

--I had forgotten that was Shaq's triple-double. 20 points, 24 rebounds, 12 blocks

--Roberts was 10-10 FG.

--Hank Gathers had 48 points. 29 days later he died.


litenin
LSU Fan
Houston
Member since Mar 2016
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re: Non Conf BBall Games CJ/Shaq Years
For Loyola Maramount OT game, watched at home with two of my friends. One of them got so pissed we let it go to OT, he went outside to shoot on my goal and didn’t see any of OT.


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little billy
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Orange County, CA
Member since May 2015
6460 posts

re: Non Conf BBall Games CJ/Shaq Years
I was at the Duke game. Shaq had a monster dunk that had the assembly center going nuts. Laettner hit some late 3's for Duke to win

I was also at the Kansas game. LSU had another guard from Connecticut (?) that played well. West (?) from KU was on fire and Kansas won comfortably


MOT
Member since Jul 2006
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re: Non Conf BBall Games CJ/Shaq Years
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LSU had another guard from Connecticut (?)
Maurice Williamson?


little billy
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Orange County, CA
Member since May 2015
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re: Non Conf BBall Games CJ/Shaq Years
Yes that's him. I just remember one play where the KU guard was dribbling for last shot and Williamson got up on him and was doing like karate chops with his hands. The KU guard didn't take it seriously and Williamson stole the ball from him. I believe Williamson then took it the length of the court for a layup. Not certain on that but for sure I remember the karate chop steal


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Big EZ Tiger
Member since Jul 2010
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re: Non Conf BBall Games CJ/Shaq Years
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You may want to check your work on this...

Haha. That's right. I was on a site that had the minutes and points swapped and I didn't even add it up . It was a shitload of scoring. I think Gathers and Kimble alone combined for 80 pts.


little billy
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Orange County, CA
Member since May 2015
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re: Non Conf BBall Games CJ/Shaq Years
I'm pretty sure Coach K was quoted after the game saying the atmosphere was like a final 4 game


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Big EZ Tiger
Member since Jul 2010
19234 posts

re: Non Conf BBall Games CJ/Shaq Years
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Weren’t the Georgetown and Norte Dame games in the dome?

Yep. LSU still has the #2, #3 and #4 largest paid regular-season college basketball attendances of all time for their games against Georgetown, Notre Dame and Texas in the Dome. They held the record for quite while too. Pretty incredible.


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Jim Rockford
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Member since May 2011
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re: Non Conf BBall Games CJ/Shaq Years
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LSU only made 4 threes the whole game. LSU was 4-14 shooting 3's...but shot 70% on 2's



LMU's philosophy was that they were willing to give up a layup in exchange for an open three. Obviously didn't work in that game.

I was watching Gaithers closely and he was having trouble catching his breath in play stoppages. Of course he wasn't the only one so maybe it doesn't mean anything, but I thought back to that game when I heard he had died.


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