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SB Nation Reacts: Confidence in Basketball Plummets After Back-to-Back Losses

Two losses and an ugly win have fans losing faith in LSU

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The LSU men’s basketball team has had a tumultuous 10 days or so and it’s starting to shake the confidence in Tiger fans.

That’s a big dip in confidence though it’s not an unfair reaction. LSU’s warts have been on full display lately: the lack of a true point guard, the tendency to get beat on the boards, and playing lackluster defense.

The flaws in LSU’s roster is really flaring up at an inopportune time. LSU is about to play its toughest portion of the schedule: this Saturday they host No. 10 Texas Tech as part of the Big 12/SEC Challenge; Wednesday LSU travels to No. 9 Alabama and it is my unfortunate duty to remind you that the Tide dropped 105 points on LSU; and next Saturday LSU hosts a Florida team that has already beaten the Tigers.

While the challenge is great, the rewards could be massive if LSU plays well. Texas Tech, Alabama and Florida are all Quadrant 1 opponents and if LSU can take two out of those three games, they could solidify their standing as an NCAA Tournament team.