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GAMETHREAD: Basketball vs. Old Dominion, 8:30pm, AXS

The Tigers try to rebound from an embarrassing loss in The Bahamas

NCAA Basketball: Battle 4 Atlantis-Wichita State vs Louisiana State Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

LSU got flat out embarrassed by Wichita State yesterday. No better way to say that. Maybe I should include that LSU had a good part in the embarrassment themselves, shooting 18-64 from the field. There’s not too much else to be said about that game, other than LSU was beaten in just about every possible category. It was a pretty good game for Wichita State, but an extraordinarily bad game by LSU. I wouldn’t anticipate a 28% FG as a regular occurrence from the Tigers. I’m not being unnecessarily optimistic about the season, but let’s be reasonable enough to realize that this was the team’s first game with Craig Victor back, and it’s not even January. There is nothing to freak out about. Stop lighting your hair on fire.

Moving on to tonight, LSU looks to avenge their 70-61 loss to Old Dominion from two years ago in the Paradise Jam. The Monarchs (2-1) lost to Louisville last night in a 68-62 overtime bout, closer than both teams probably thought. They currently boast wins against James Madison and Richmond. Look out for the junior Forward Brandan Stith, who leads the Monarchs with 17.3 PPG and 8.0 RPG. Senior Guard Jordan Baker only put up 3 points in 42 minutes against Louisville, but he can move the ball around really well and can eat up some minutes.

If you’ve got a second TV and want to keep an eye on the Basketball edition of the Tigers tonight, they’ll be on some channel called AXS-TV. LSU included a neat little guide of how to access this channel (it’s a lot easier than CBSSN). The radio broadcast will be on 100.7FM in Baton Rouge if that’s how you roll. I’d say follow along and join the discussion as usual, but I’ll definitely be watching football during the beginning of this game, and I’ll be somewhere along I-10 instead of writing a postgame article. Depending on how this game and others turn out, LSU will play either St. John’s or VCU at either 6pm or 8:30pm Friday night. Happy Thanksgiving!