LSU Off to Fast Start For Johnson!

MikeContributor IDecember 4, 2008

The LSU Men's basketball team is off to a 6-0 start this season under first year head coach Trent Johnson. Though the Tigers have not played a real power house thus far, they have shown signs of being able to score and play a stingy defense.

Johnson brings a 159-121 overall record into Tiger Town. He has taken 2 teams to the sweet 16 and has been to six straight post season tournaments 4 NCAA and 2 NIT.

The Tigers are led in scoring by Marcus Thornton who is averaging 17.2 points a game in 22 minutes. Thornton started the season out cold as ice, but has started to light it up as of late.

Bo Spencer is second in scoring averaging 12.0 points a game followed closely by Chris Johnson and Tasmin Mitchell with 11.8 points each.

LSU is averaging 81.2 points a game while shooting 45 percent from the field and 38 percent from behind the arc.

On the defensive side of the court the Tigers are led by Senior Garrett Temple who is averaging 2.6 steals a game. Chris Johnson leads the Tigers in rebounding grabbing 8.3 boards a contest and blocking 2.7 shots a game.

LSU as a team is giving up 58.0 points a game while their opponents are shooting 33 percent from the field and 28 percent from behind the arc.

It is to early to tell what this Tiger team will do this year right now. But if the way this team has played of late is any indication then this will be a very enjoyable season for Tiger fans.