LSU's march to New York continues as the Tigers take on South Alabama in the second game of the Baton Rouge Regional of the Legends Classic tournament. The Tigers are looking for their third victory of the season, after wins against McNesse St. and Kennesaw St. If all goes well, it should look like another exhibition game for The Tigers.
It is likely freshman, and top recruit, Ben Simmons will have another impressive game, but his supporting cast has looked just as promising. Antonio Blakeney, also a freshman, has 36 points and 13 rebounds. Baton Rouge native Brandon Sampson put up 18 points against McNeese. Veterans Josh Gray and Tim Quarterman have provided the team some leadership in the absence of the injured Keith Hornsby. Gray had 16 points, 6 assists, and 3 steals against Kennesaw State.
The Tigers have shot 48.4% and held opponents to only 38.1% through their first two games. The team scored 22 points off of 17 Kennesaw turnovers on Monday. This is only the beginning of the season though, and if The Tigers want to compete for any titles this year they need to improve every game. The team can make it to conference play undefeated if they play to their potential and stay focused.
Thursday night's game will be televised from the PMAC at 8pm on the SEC Network and the WatchESPN app. The game will be on the radio in Baton Rouge on 98.1, where Jim Hawthorne will be making his return to the microphone after his recent heart surgery.