LSU Ends Road Woes and Eclipse's Win Total From a Year Ago

Jacob KerrContributor IJanuary 17, 2009

On January 17th, LSU was able to end its five game losing streak away from the P-Mac, dating back to last season, and was able to eclipse their total of wins from the previous season. LSU did it with the all things you have to do to win on the road.

The first thing LSU did was start out fast. The 12-0 run to start out the game set the tone for rest of it. LSU was able to get some easy transition baskets from their unrelenting defense. The fast start also took the crowd out the game which helped LSU keep the momentum for the whole game.

The second thing they did was stop the best shooter on the opposing team. LSU started by putting Marcus Thornton on David Huertas then switched Garrett Temple to him so Huertas would be held in check for the rest of the game.

The third thing they were able to do was get everyone involved. Almost everyone that played had scored. Instead of them being selfish and shooting a jump shot, they were able to find someone that either had a good jump-shot or was under the goal for an easy score.

The final thing they were able to do was make their free throws. In the game of basketball, free throws can either make or break a teams chance in winning games. LSU was able to get to the free throw line and make 11-16 while Ole Miss only made 3-5 free throws.

This was an excellent game for LSU and a big win for them as well. This win shows that this years team has better chemistry then last years and also keeps LSU on pace to win the SEC West.

LSU plays for the lead in the SEC West Wednesday against Mississippi State.