They stumble into Tuscaloosa on a 3 game losing streak. In those 3 games they've been outscored 235-148. YIKES!
Their most recent starting lineup (that got drilled at UTK):
WHITE, Malcolm...... f
LUDWIG, Eddie....... f
STRINGER, Andre..... g
DERENBECKER, Matt... g
DOTSON, Aaron....... g
If you want to read their official preview of the game, go here. I like the title, "Men's Basketball Travels to West-Leading Alabama."
As the article says, Ralston Turner might be back for the game tomorrow. He is their leading scorer at 13.2 PPG and best 3pt shooter of anyone that's taken more than 40 shots (34.7%). Malcolm White and Storm Warren are the guys on the boards at
5.6 and 6.1 respectively. Truth be told, their offense stinks almost as bad as the barn's.
They have a lot of size so we'll need Green and Hines to stay out of foul trouble. If not we might see an appearance by the big Swede or even Jason Carter. I doubt it though.
Looking at the roster I noticed they have ZERO seniors on the team. Strange.
Keys to the game:
- Keep LSU off the boards.
- Jump out to an early lead.
- Need some perimeter shooting. Charvez??
- Releford's dribble drive.
- Bench help.
Prediction: LSU is looking pretty bad right now. I suspect we beat them silly with Releford having a great game and Hillman hitting some shots to open it up. I think Green will struggle early, but come on late. LSU can't score... and we play hellacious defense. Alabama by 17.
Game time is 8PM EST (7PM CST). I plan on going so I'll put up some photos from my prestigious seats. It's on FSN.