Thursday, January 19, 2006

Doing my research...

Checking out the LSU Men's Basketball team and I have to say that what I've found so far is a bit befuddling.

Losses to Houston, a 10-5 middle of the pack Conf. USA team, and Northern Iowa, though this team leads the MVC and has a win over then #13 Iowa as well.

They've also lost nail-biters to Ohio State, Cincinnati, and UConn. All 3 of those games lost by a total of 6 points. In the UConn game, however, LSU let the Huskies come back from 14 down to steal that game.

True, LSU has played a tough, varied non-conference schedule, with 3 ACC powers and Big 10 contender on there. And LSU is young, starting 3 freshman and a sophomore.

From what I can tell from my short research, looks like the Tigers' season hinges on how well their young guys pull it together. 7 of their 16 games have been decided by 5 points or less. Luck, good or bad, looks like it will be the deciding factor in LSU's fate. Thus far, with so many close losses and the season-ending injury to Tack Minor, it's a wonder that LSU has a share of the West lead with Ole Miss. But with a home and away still scheduled with Ole Miss, as well as Kentucky at home and #2 Florida in Gainesville, it will be interesting to see how long LSU can keep luck on their side.

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