LSU vs. Tennessee: Full Game Preview

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LSU vs. Tennessee: Full Game Preview
LSU
(15-8, 3-6 away)
Tennessee
(14-10, 11-4 home)
Venue: Thompson-Boling Arena
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, February 19, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
LSU J O`Bryant III 13.0 J O`Bryant III 8.7 A Hickey 3.9
Tennessee J McRae 13.8 J Stokes 8.6 T Golden 4.0

On Tuesday, LSU heads to Thompson-Boling Arena to take on Tennessee. Tipoff is at 7 p.m. EST and you can see it on ESPN U. The Tigers are 1-4 against the Volunteers over the last four years. They fell 74-69 on Feb. 29, 2012, the last time they met.

This game will undo the logjam of these two teams at seventh place in the SEC.

In an 80-68 win over Mississippi State on Feb. 16, Charles Carmouche put up 21 points and 5 rebounds for the Tigers. In addition to his 9.4 points per game, he is also chipping in 4 rebounds per game. For the Volunteers, Trae Golden put up 24 points and 8 assists in the 88-58 blowout of Kentucky on Feb. 16. He averages 11 points per game in addition to a team-best 4 assists per game. Tennessee ranks first in their conference in free throw rate at 44.0 percent, which also places them 19th in the country.

Tennessee StatSmack

  • LSU is a better three-point shooting team (33.1 percent vs. 29.6 percent) than Tennessee this season.
  • LSU has a much better Kiplinger Out-of-State Ranking than Tennessee (No. 79 vs. No. 93).
  • LSU has a much lower out-of-state cost per year according to Kiplinger than Tennessee ($26,259 vs. $31,926).
  • LSU has a much lower average debt at graduation according to Kiplinger than Tennessee ($18,118 vs. $24,593).
  • Johnny O`Bryant III is ranked 7th in the SEC in rebounds.
  • The LSU steals leader (Anthony Hickey, 67 steals) has more steals than the Tennessee steals leader (Josh Richardson, 21 steals).
  • The LSU three-point leader (Andre Stringer, 46 three-pointers) has more three-pointers than the Tennessee three-point leader (Skylar McBee, 37 three-pointers).
  • LSU players are more experienced than Tennessee players (11,695 minutes played vs. 11,063 minutes played).
  • Diaper Dandies love LSU. LSU has recruited more McDonald's All-Americans out of high school than Tennessee (14 vs. 7).
  • Andre Stringer is ranked 8th in the SEC in three-pointers.
LSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Anthony Hickey 31 12 4 4 3 0 2
B- J. O`Bryant III 28 13 9 2 0 1 3
B- Shavon Coleman 29 11 7 1 1 1 2
C+ C. Carmouche 24 9 4 4 2 0 2
C Andre Stringer 30 11 2 2 1 0 2
C Malik Morgan 20 5 3 1 1 0 1
D+ A. Del Piero 13 4 3 0 0 1 1
D+ Eddie Ludwig 12 3 3 1 0 0 2
D Shane Hammink 11 2 2 1 0 0 1
D Corban Collins 11 3 1 1 0 0 1
D Jalen Courtney 9 2 2 0 0 0 1
D- Joshua Badeaux 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D- Mychal Williams 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D- Dave Jackson 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
TENN Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Jarnell Stokes 28 13 9 1 1 1 2
B Jordan McRae 31 14 4 2 1 1 2
B- Trae Golden 28 11 3 4 0 0 2
C+ Josh Richardson 30 8 5 1 1 1 2
C Kenny Hall 22 7 5 0 0 1 2
C Skylar McBee 24 5 1 1 0 0 0
C- Derek Reese 14 4 2 1 0 0 0
C- Armani Moore 12 3 3 1 1 1 1
D+ Yemi Makenjuola 8 2 2 0 0 0 0
D+ Q. Chievous 10 2 2 0 0 0 1
D+ Rob Murphy 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
D+ D. Edwards 9 3 2 0 0 0 0
D Brandon Lopez 7 0 1 1 0 0 1
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