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So if they keep playing like they have been, could they make a little noise next month? How far in the tourney could they go, realistically? I haven't really kept up with college basketball much in recent years. Is Sweet 16 being too optimistic?
 

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So if they keep playing like they have been, could they make a little noise next month? How far in the tourney could they go, realistically? I haven't really kept up with college basketball much in recent years. Is Sweet 16 being too optimistic?
Obviously it depends on seeding, but if they keep winning they'll be a top 5 seed I would believe. IMO, Sweet 16 is not too optimistic.
 

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LSU is going to need some shooters that can hit from the 3-point stripe.
That's going to be a big problem when we hit the tougher part of our schedule and the tournaments.
I hope a few of our guys can find that range soon.
 

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It's ironic that they didn't attempt many 3s last night and sealed the game with a 3. I do like the fact that they are trying to work the ball down to the low post for easier baskets. They have 2 athletic big men and a point guard that can get the ball to them. If they get better at the low-post game, then you will see more open shots outside and the 3s should follow.
 
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There were a few times when they looked like they wanted to give this one away, but they battled back. Reid had that great shot at the end and Waters is just flat out terrific to watch.
They made some nice adjustments at the half. They had like 11 turnovers for the game, but almost all of them were the first half and none in the final six minutes. They finished the game like a veteran team. If they keep improving like this, they're going to go deep in the bracket.
 

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Rough start in this Auburn game. Auburn can hit those 3's like crazy.
 

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Wow, another terrific game. My goodness, Auburn can shoot the 3 at will, but LSU destroyed them on the offensive glass. The offensive rebounds and second chance points are what saved them.
 
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LSU again showed real maturity when they were down 16 and calmly started working the ball inside and pressing for turnovers. They still took a few ill-advised triples, but for the most part they played without her game. It's real easy to start launching 3s against a team like Auburn. LSU beat them the way they should beat them.

 

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I missed the game today, because I was working. Sounds like they continued to play well down low. They have the personnel to play that game. I think that's the thing that will make them hard to beat late in the season.
 

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Team rebounding has improved tremendously. Defensive rebounding is the most important aspect of good team defense. Limiting the opposing team to one shot especially a good shooting team like Auburn is important. Early in the first half Auburn just didn't miss from 3 point range. They were shooting around 60% for the first 10 minutes or so even with an defender right in their pocket. Even Wade was shaking his head about their accuracy. LSU kept pounding the ball inside and Auburn finally started missing those shots and LSU rebounded the misses. That is what turned the game around. If they keep the rebounding up they'll have a catch to beat UK Tuesday. UK feast off of offensive rebounds.
 

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Team rebounding has improved tremendously. Defensive rebounding is the most important aspect of good team defense. Limiting the opposing team to one shot especially a good shooting team like Auburn is important. Early in the first half Auburn just didn't miss from 3 point range. They were shooting around 60% for the first 10 minutes or so even with an defender right in their pocket. Even Wade was shaking his head about their accuracy. LSU kept pounding the ball inside and Auburn finally started missing those shots and LSU rebounded the misses. That is what turned the game around. If they keep the rebounding up they'll have a catch to beat UK Tuesday. UK feast off of offensive rebounds.
I can't wait to see how they look against Kentucky.
 

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I can't wait to see how they look against Kentucky.
While it's great that LSU has shown the ability to come back from double digit deficits, I don't think the Tigers can afford to get behind like that against Kentucky. We're going to have to get some better 3 point shooting and be able to get our big guys under the basket. I like the Tigers' chances if we can keep it close down the stretch.
 
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While it's great that LSU has shown the ability to come back from double digit deficits, I don't think the Tigers can afford to get behind like that against Kentucky. We're going to have to get some better 3 point shooting and be able to get our big guys under the basket. I like the Tigers' chances if we can keep it close down the stretch.
I have seen three UK games this year and they played like trash in two of them. They only won' those games because they were much more talented than the opposing team. That's not going to be the case vs LSU. Both teams are pretty even statistically with LSU having a decided advantage in steals and ppg. UK is more accurate from 3pt, but LSU has made more this season. UK has a slight advantage on defensive rebounds pg and LSU holds the edge on offensive rebounds pg.

LSU has been shooting poorly for a few weeks now and are due to a hot streak. Both of these teams have played poorly in the past couple weeks, but won anyway. UK should win this game in Lexington, but I'm not counting LSU out. It's going to be a good game I think.
 
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I have seen three UK games this year and they played like trash in two of them. They only won' those games because they were much more talented than the opposing team. That's not going to be the case vs LSU. Both teams are pretty even statistically with LSU having a decided advantage in steals and ppg. UK is more accurate from 3pt, but LSU has made more this season. UK has a slight advantage on defensive rebounds pg and LSU holds the edge on offensive rebounds pg.

LSU has been shooting poorly for a few weeks now and are due to a hot streak. Both of these teams have played poorly in the past couple weeks, but won anyway. UK should win this game in Lexington, but I'm not counting LSU out. It's going to be a good game I think.
I agree that it's not good to count LSU out this Tuesday night. LSU has been good when they can work under the glass and they have excelled in getting rebound. If they can manage to get that perimeter shooting percentage up, that added dimension could take them a long way. Guys like Mays, Day, and Smart need to be consistent as well. If only Waters and Reid are getting it done, then things could get ugly quick.

But I'm with you. While Rupp Arena is a tough draw, a win there would certainly make people take notice of the Tigers going forward. I can't wait! :9:
 

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As of today's bracketology projections, LSU is either a 4 or 5 seed.
 

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