Been a while since we’ve done one of these hasn’t it?
Will Wade’s Tigers seem to have righted the ship, winning three straight games—the last two in convincing fashion—and got that marquee win by beating Tennessee two weeks ago. As a result, confidence in the men’s basketball program has increased its steady climb.
It’s hard not to like where LSU is currently. At 14-6, LSU is in second place in the SEC and currently sits 27th in the latest NET rankings. Selection Sunday is still three weeks away so the job is far from done for LSU, but the Tigers look to be in good shape.
LSU officially has four games left on its schedule, the biggest one being a return trip to Fayetteville to take on Arkansas. If you’ll remember, LSU blew out Arkansas in Baton Rouge on January 13. Arkansas 25th in the NET so it’ll be another Q1 game, and a chance to potentially improve LSU’s seeding for the NCAA Tournament. You’d love to see LSU move off the 8/9 line and avoid a possible second round game against someone like Gonzaga or Baylor.
There’s still a chance LSU can pick up resumé boosting wins. LSU’s games against Florida and Missouri were postponed, not outright cancelled, though SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey told Saturday Down South he’s bracing for the possibility of not all teams playing their 18 conference games.
I think I’ve been open and honest to say you may lose games. You have to be okay with that, and it’s going to be a percentage-based seeding with the tournament, but you may lose games. Don’t want to, but you may.
Still, it’s comforting knowing LSU seems to have a strong enough resumé without needing to hope some cancelled games get made up at the last moment.