The first week of SEC play didn't go well for the Fighting Tigers, losing to Auburn and 10th ranked Florida. But Coach Johnny Jones' team has a chance to pick up a couple of victories this week.
Tonight, the Tigers host South Carolina. The Gamecocks are also 0-and-2 in league play, but they are five points away from being 2-and-0. They lost by two to Mississippi State in the SEC opener and lost by three to Auburn last Saturday.
South Carolina is led by the fiery Frank Martin, who made a once dormant Kansas State program relevant in the Big 12. Martin's teams are known for their tenacious defense, but this Gamecocks team is last in scoring defense, allowing 68.5 points a game.
LSU has struggled to score in its first two SEC games of the year, averaging 57.5 points a game. Power forward Johnny O' Bryant has been hampered by an ankle injury and he's averaging only four points a game.
Shavon Coleman is LSU's leading scorer for the season at 13 points a game, but against SEC teams he's only averaging 7.5 points a game and shooting 32% from the field.
Tip-off tonight is at 7 PM. You can hear the game on WWL 870am. The Hornets @ the Celtics will be on 105.3, WWL fm. Click here for a preview...