With a three-game win streak, LSU’s basketball team has inserted itself into a few “bubble watch” conversations. The last thing Trent Johnson’s squad needs now is to suffer a home upset at the hands of Georgia… a team that won at Mississippi State 11 days ago. Johnson believes his team understands what’s at stake:
“(Georgia is) young. They’re talented. They’re skilled. Probably, more importantly, they’re playing extremely hard. We understand, I don’t think I have to talk to my guys about what’s in front of us…
(LSU forward) Storm (Warren) said it best: ‘We don’t want to slip up again.’ He’s been in some situations where he doesn’t want to go back. Last year and the year before there was some slipping.
The bottom line is you know what you need to do, what you’re capable of doing. Players make plays. Teams win games. Don’t let anything on the outside, selfishness within in us, don’t let anyone step out of character. Let’s continue to rely on and trust each other and let the chips fall where they may.”
LSU enters the game at 16-10 with a 6-6 league mark and an RPI of 65. Those are NIT numbers for sure, but if the Tigers can win out against UGA, Ole Miss, Tennessee and Auburn — unlikely, but – they could play themselves into the NCAA at-large mix. Step One: Beat Georgia.