SEC Basketball Preview/Prediction: Tennessee at LSU

LSU-Tennessee basketball game preview

The Tennessee Volunteers meet the LSU Tigers on Saturday in Baton Rouge in an important SEC basketball matchup. Look inside for a preview of the game, including key players, a statistical comparison, team schedules, injury reports, game TV information, and a final score prediction.

John H. Sanford, 14Powers SEC Basketball

Venue

LSU

Arena Name: Pete Maravich Assembly Center

Capacity: 13,215

Year Opened: 1972

Pete Maravich Assembly Center

Game Date/Time

Saturday, January 21, 2023, 4:00 PM ET

Team Statistical Comparison

Scoring Offense
Scoring Defense
Scoring Margin
Winning %
Field Goal %
Free Throw %
Three Point %
FT Made P/G
Three Pointers P/G
FT Attempts P/G
3-Point Attempts P/G
FG % Defense
3-Point % Defense
Fouls Per Game
Rebound Margin
Rebounds (Off.) P/G
Rebounds (Def) P/G
Rebounds Per Game
Assist/Turnover Ratio
TOs Forced P/G
Effective FG pct
Tennessee
75.5
53.4
22.1
87.5
44.4
72.7
34.6
14.8
8.2
20.4
23.7
33.5
20.9
16.5
9.9
14.38
26.69
41.06
1.31
17.12
0.514
LSU
69.9
64.6
5.3
75.0
44.5
70.2
34.7
12.4
7.6
17.6
21.8
42.5
27.5
16.5
1.1
9.88
24.56
34.44
1.06
13.69
0.512

Players and Stats

Tennessee

Player # Class Pos Height Weight Summary
Olivier Nkamhoua 13 SR F 6-8 223 10.8 Pts, 5.0 Reb, 2.3 Ast
Santiago Vescovi 25 SR G 6-3 188 12.9 Pts, 4.1 Reb, 3.2 Ast
Zakai Zeigler 5 SO G 5-9 160 10.6 Pts, 3.2 Reb, 4.5 Ast
Julian Phillips 2 FR F 6-8 198 10.3 Pts, 5.6 Reb, 1.6 Ast
Tyreke Key 4 SR G 6-3 205 9.1 Pts, 2.7 Reb, 1.7 Ast
Uros Plavsic 33 SR C 7-0 262 6.1 Pts, 4.2 Reb, 1.0 Ast
Josiah-Jordan James 30 SR G 6-6 207 8.9 Pts, 3.7 Reb, 2.0 Ast
Jonas Aidoo 0 SO F 6-11 230 5.1 Pts, 5.2 Reb, 1.0 Ast
Jahmai Mashack 15 SO G 6-4 192 4.1 Pts, 2.7 Reb, 1.4 Ast
Tobe Awaka 11 FR F 6-8 250 3.1 Pts, 3.6 Reb, 0.4 Ast
B.J. Edwards 1 FR G 6-3 188 1.4 Pts, 0.9 Reb, 0.5 Ast
Colin Coyne 35 JR F 6-9 239 0.7 Pts, 0.3 Reb, 0.0 Ast
Kent Gilbert 21 JR G 6-1 164 0.0 Pts, 0.5 Reb, 0.0 Ast
Alec Kegler 24 SO G 6-4 212 0.0 Pts, 0.0 Reb, 0.0 Ast
Isaiah Sulack 31 SR G 6-5 170 0.0 Pts, 0.5 Reb, 0.0 Ast
Kidd Brizek 32 FR G 6-6
D.J. Jefferson 44 FR G 6-5
Evan Shiflet 3 FR G 6-2

LSU

Player # Class Pos Height Weight Summary
K.J. Williams 12 SR F 6-10 245 17.9 Pts, 7.3 Reb, 0.9 Ast
Adam Miller 44 SO G 6-3 180 12.3 Pts, 2.2 Reb, 1.4 Ast
Cam Hayes 1 JR G 6-3 175 8.4 Pts, 2.0 Reb, 2.0 Ast
Derek Fountain 20 JR F 6-9 210 7.2 Pts, 5.4 Reb, 0.8 Ast
Justice Hill 3 SR G 6-0 170 6.9 Pts, 2.0 Reb, 3.5 Ast
Trae Hannibal 0 SR G 6-2 217 6.4 Pts, 4.6 Reb, 2.8 Ast
Justice Williams 11 SO G 6-3 170 3.8 Pts, 1.3 Reb, 1.2 Ast
Jalen Reed 13 FR F 6-10 230 2.7 Pts, 3.0 Reb, 0.4 Ast
Kendal Coleman 4 JR C 6-8 229 2.5 Pts, 2.3 Reb, 0.1 Ast
Mwani Wilkinson 5 JR F 6-5 215 2.6 Pts, 1.6 Reb, 0.8 Ast
Tyrell Ward 15 FR F 6-6 185 1.3 Pts, 0.8 Reb, 0.1 Ast
Shawn Phillips 34 FR F 7-0 245 0.7 Pts, 0.8 Reb, 0.1 Ast
Adam Benhayoune 25 SO F 6-5 230 0.0 Pts, 0.0 Reb, 0.0 Ast
Parker Edwards 30 SR G 6-2 185 0.0 Pts, 0.0 Reb, 0.0 Ast
Brandon Egemo 10 JR G 6-0 175 0.0 Pts, 1.0 Reb, 0.0 Ast
Austin Montgomery 21 FR F 6-4
Corneilous Williams 2 FR F 6-9

College Basketball Ratings

Rating Tennessee LSU
ESPN BPI 2 97
Sagarin 3 98
Massey Composite 6 87

Tennessee vs. LSU Basketball Series History

Tennessee leads 66-50

Tennessee Roster

NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS HOMETOWN
0 Jonas Aidoo F 6′-11″ 241 SO Durham, NC
1 B.J. Edwards G 6′-3″ 188 FR Knoxville, TN
2 Julian Phillips F 6′-8″ 198 FR Blythewood, SC
3 Evan Shiflet G 6′-2″ 197 FR Nashville, TN
4 Tyreke Key G 6′-2″ 211 SR Celina, TN
5 Zakai Zeigler G 5′-9″ 171 SO Long Island, NY
11 Tobe Awaka F 6′-8″ 250 FR Hyde Park, NY
13 Olivier Nkamhoua F 6′-9″ 236 SR
15 Jahmai Mashack G 6′-4″ 201 SO Fontana, CA
21 Kent Gilbert G 6′-1″ 178 JR Greenville, NC
24 Alec Kegler F 6′-4″ 212 SO Clarksville, TN
25 Santiago Vescovi G 6′-3″ 192 SR
30 Josiah-Jordan James G 6′-6″ 224 SR Charleston, SC
31 Isaiah Sulack G 6′-5″ 192 JR Knoxville, TN
32 Kidd Brizek G 6′-6″ 194 FR Powdersville, SC
33 Uros Plavsic F 7′-1″ 265 SR
35 Colin Coyne F 6′-9″ 239 JR Fredericksburg, VA
44 D.J. Jefferson G 6′-5″ 207 FR Richardson, TX

LSU Roster

NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS HOMETOWN
0 Trae Hannibal G 6′-2″ 215 SR Elliott, SC
1 Cam Hayes G 6′-2″ 185 JR Greensboro, NC
2 Corneilous Williams F 6′-9″ 210 FR Meridian, MS
3 Justice Hill G 6′-0″ 175 SR Little Rock, AR
4 Kendal Coleman C 6′-8″ 230 JR Shreveport, LA
5 Mwani Wilkinson F 6′-5″ 205 JR Las Vegas, NV
10 Brandon Egemo G 6′-1″ 175 JR Los Angeles, CA
11 Justice Williams G 6′-4″ 175 SO Philadelphia, PA
12 KJ Williams F 6′-10″ 250 SR Cleveland, MS
13 Jalen Reed F 6′-10″ 230 FR Jackson, MS
15 Tyrell Ward F 6′-6″ 185 FR Washington, DC
20 Derek Fountain F 6′-10″ 225 JR Holly Springs, MS
21 Austin Montgomery F 6′-4″ 180 FR New Orleans, LA
25 Adam Benhayoune F 6′-5″ 225 SO Helotes, TX
30 Parker Edwards G 6′-2″ 220 SR Covington, LA
34 Shawn Phillips F 7′-0″ 245 FR Dayton, OH
44 Adam Miller G 6′-3″ 190 SO Peoria, IL

Tennessee Schedule/Results

Date Visitor PTs Home PTs
11/7/2022 Tennessee Tech 43 Tennessee 75
11/13/2022 Colorado 78 Tennessee 66
11/16/2022 FGCU 50 Tennessee 81
11/23/2022 Butler 45 Tennessee 71
11/24/2022 Tennessee 73 USC 66
11/25/2022 Tennessee 64 Kansas 50
11/30/2022 McNeese 40 Tennessee 76
12/4/2022 Alcorn St 40 Tennessee 94
12/7/2022 E Kentucky 49 Tennessee 84
12/11/2022 Maryland 53 Tennessee 56
12/17/2022 Tennessee 70 Arizona 75
12/21/2022 Austin Peay 44 Tennessee 86
12/28/2022 Tennessee 63 Ole Miss 59
1/3/2023 Mississippi State 53 Tennessee 87
1/7/2023 Tennessee 85 South Carolina 42
1/10/2023 Vanderbilt 68 Tennessee 77
1/14/2023 Kentucky 63 Tennessee 56
1/17/2023 Tennessee 70 Mississippi State 59
1/21/2023 Tennessee LSU
1/25/2023 Georgia Tennessee
1/28/2023 Texas Tennessee
2/1/2023 Tennessee Florida
2/4/2023 Auburn Tennessee
2/8/2023 Tennessee Vanderbilt
2/11/2023 Missouri Tennessee
2/15/2023 Alabama Tennessee
2/18/2023 Tennessee Kentucky
2/21/2023 Tennessee Texas A&M
2/25/2023 South Carolina Tennessee
2/28/2023 Arkansas Tennessee
3/4/2023 Tennessee Auburn
3/9/2023 to 3/13/2023 SEC Tournament, Tampa, FL Tampa, FL
3/14/2023 to 4/3/2023 NCAA Tournament

LSU Schedule/Results

Date Visitor PTs Home PTs
11/9/2022 Kansas City 63 LSU 74
11/12/2022 Arkansas St 52 LSU 61
11/17/2022 New Orleans 62 LSU 91
11/21/2022 Illinois St 61 LSU 77
11/22/2022 LSU 73 Akron 58
11/23/2022 LSU 59 Kansas St 61
11/27/2022 Wofford 75 LSU 78
12/2/2022 UT Arlington 59 LSU 63
12/10/2022 LSU 72 Wake Forest 70
12/13/2022 NC Central 57 LSU 67
12/17/2022 Winthrop 81 LSU 89
12/21/2022 ETSU 68 LSU 72
12/28/2022 Arkansas 57 LSU 60
1/3/2023 LSU 71 Kentucky 74
1/7/2023 LSU 56 Texas A&M 69
1/10/2023 Florida 67 LSU 56
1/14/2023 LSU 66 Alabama 106
1/18/2023 Auburn 67 LSU 49
1/21/2023 Tennessee LSU
1/24/2023 LSU Arkansas
1/28/2023 Texas Tech LSU
2/1/2023 LSU Missouri
2/4/2023 Alabama LSU
2/8/2023 LSU Mississippi State
2/11/2023 Texas A&M LSU
2/14/2023 LSU Georgia
2/18/2023 South Carolina LSU
2/22/2023 Vanderbilt LSU
2/25/2023 LSU Ole Miss
3/1/2023 Missouri LSU
3/4/2023 LSU Florida
3/9/2023 to 3/13/2023 SEC Tournament, Tampa, FL Tampa, FL
3/14/2023 to 4/3/2023 NCAA Tournament

Injuries and Suspensions

Tennessee

[F] Uros Plavsic (Leg) – Questionable
[G] D.J. Jefferson (Redshirt) – Out

LSU

[G] Justice Hill (Personal) – Out
[F] Mwani Wilkinson (Shoulder) – Out
[F] Corneilous Williams (Shoulder) – Out

Source: statfox.com

Tennessee-LSU Prediction

Tennessee 76, LSU 68

Score prediction for entertainment purposes only.

Saturday‘s game tips off at 4:00 PM ET. TV: ESPN.

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