Missouri vs. LSU: Full Game Preview
|Missouri||L Bowers 16.8||A Oriakhi 8.6||P Pressey 7.2|
|LSU||S Coleman 12.1||J O`Bryant III 8.1||C Carmouche 4.1|
On Wednesday, LSU plays host to No. 17 Missouri at Pete Maravich Center. It takes place at 8:00 EST and you can see it on SEC Network.
LSU is in 14th place in the SEC, Missouri is in 3rd place.
The LSU Tigers were defeated by Kentucky 75-70 on January 26th despite 21 points and 12 rebounds from Johnny O`Bryant III. He is averaging 11.7 points per game and leads the team in rebounds with 8.1 per game. For the Missouri Tigers, Alex Oriakhi finished with 18 points and 12 rebounds in the 81-59 blowout of Vanderbilt on January 26th. With 8.6 rebounds per game and 1.5 blocks per game, he has team-best marks in both categories. When considering the Four Factors, Missouri performs well in offensive rebounding percentage at 40.1. This ranks 2nd in the conference and 10th in the country.
- Andre Stringer is ranked 5th in the SEC in three-pointers.
- Missouri has been ducking LSU for over 30 years.
- The LSU steals leader (Anthony Hickey) has more steals than the Missouri steals leader (Phil Pressey).
- LSU has a much lower in-state cost per year according to Kiplinger than Missouri ($15,474 vs $18,178).
- Diaper Dandies love us. LSU has recruited more McDonald's All-Americans out of high school than Missouri (14 vs 5).
- We have a history of cultivating talent. Over the past 10 years, LSU has had more players drafted by the NBA than Missouri (6 vs 5).
- LSU has a much lower out-of-state cost per year according to Kiplinger than Missouri ($26,259 vs $30,193).
- Charles Carmouche is ranked 5th in the SEC in steals.
- Shavon Coleman is ranked 8th in the SEC in rebounds and 8th in the SEC in blocks.
- The LSU blocks leader (Andrew Del Piero) has more blocks than the Missouri blocks leader (Alex Oriakhi).
|C+||J. O`Bryant III||25||12||8||1||0||1||3|
|D+||A. Del Piero||14||4||3||0||0||1||1|