The 2015-16 college basketball season is quickly approaching. Find out how the SEC, at least on paper, could boil down to one of two teams.
The LSU Tigers lose their two best players, but they bring in the No. 3 recruiting class in the nation. Are the Tigers legitimate contenders for the national title in 2015-16?
The LSU Tigers made it to the 2015 NCAA Tournament. Find out if they are talented enough to win the 2016 NCAA Tournament.
The LSU Tigers are putting together one of the nation’s best recruiting classes for the Class of 2015. On Monday, their highly-regarded class got even better.
It's a battle between two predatory mascots in the LSU Tigers vs. the NC State Wolfpack, a No. 8 and No. 9 matchup that could get wild.
The LSU Tigers enter the 2015 NCAA Tournament as the No. 9 seed, but they could easily make it to the Sweet 16.
NC State and LSU both sneaked into the NCAA Tournament as No. 8 and No. 9 seeds, but either one could make a deep run.
Region – Seed: East – No. 9
Conference: Southeastern Conference
How They Qualified: At-large
The LSU Tigers have had an inconsistent season, but there’s no question that this team has a significant amount of talent on the team. LSU has as good of a one-two punch of big men as just about any team in the country with Jordan Mickey and Jarell Martin on the inside.
LSU has played with, and even beaten, some very good teams this season. However, there are also a couple of bad losses on their resume, which resulted in a lower seed for the 2015 NCAA Tournament.
What You Need to Know:
Leading Scorer: Jarell Martin, 16.9 ppg
Leading Rebounder: Jordan Mickey, 9.8 rpg
Leading Passer: Josh Gray, Tim Quarterman, 3.9 apg
Bad Losses: at Missouri, at Mississippi State, Auburn (twice)
Good Wins: West Virginia, Georgia, Ole Miss
If Johnny Jones can get his team to protect the ball and get it to Mickey and Martin, this team can be dangerous. With Keith Hornsby shooting from outside, there is a good balance on offense. Mickey and Martin are also dangerous on the defensive end, blocking and altering shots.
It’s not inconceivable for LSU to make a tournament run. However, their inconsistency makes that unlikely. The lack of tournament experience will also hurt LSU in close games.
The LSU Tigers have had an inconsistent season, but there’s no question that this team has a significant amount of talent on the team.
The Auburn Tigers have picked the right time to get hot.
The LSU Tigers have a ton of talent, but have been inconsistent throughout the 2014-15 season.