Somebody cue the band Europe because the final countdown is on for the LSU Men’s Basketball team before starting SEC play as the Tigers face the Tigers from Savannah State Saturday in the PMAC.
Savannah State last played December 16 at Tulane. In that game the Tigers scored 40-points in the paint and 15-points off turnovers in a 75-67 loss. The Tigers also put up 18 second chance points and 8 fast break points. The leading scorers who each scored double digit points were Jamal Norman with 12, Demarcus Bryant with 10, Terel Hall with 13, and Alante Fenner with 18 off the bench. It was Fenner’s second game on the season leading the team in scoring. He previously led the team with 8 points in an 87-26 loss to Louisville.
The important stat to look at; however, is the record. The Tigers come in with a record of 3-9 and are winless on road which bodes well for the hosting Tigers. Their last win came way back on December 4 against Middle Georgia. They lost their next four games to Indiana, Miami, Kansas State, and aforementioned Green Wave.
LSU with a record of 10-2 is riding a seven-game winning streak and is looking to continue its hot play off the bench. Along with Tim Quarterman is a three-headed hydra of Jalyn Patterson, Aaron Epps, and Brian Bridgewater that provides depth to Johnny Jones’ squad. On the starting front, Jordan Mickey is looking for his third straight double-double game. He hit the mark in games against Charleston State and Southern Miss.
Johnny Jones is encouraged by his team’s style of play in scoring and defending on the 2014-2015 campaign and is looking for ways to best move forward going into conference part of the schedule. He will certainly do so in the game Saturday night that can be seen on the SEC Network at 6:30 PM and heard on the LSU Sports Radio Network.