SEC Basketball Preview/Prediction: LSU at Missouri

Missouri-LSU

LSU plays at Missouri on Saturday in a key SEC basketball matchup. Look inside for a preview of the game along with a final score prediction.

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Team Statistical Comparison

FG% 3PT% FT% ORB TRB AST STL BLK TO
LSU 0.487 0.343 0.754 215 670 256 177 90 236
LSU OPP 0.425 0.337 0.683 192 559 193 121 47 332
Missouri 0.471 0.372 0.749 210 661 271 137 93 238
Missouri OPP 0.425 0.338 0.702 167 526 202 87 49 230

NCAA RPI

LSU: 12
Missouri: 81

LSU Roster

NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS HOMETOWN
#0 Naz Reid F 6′-10″ 240 FR Asbury Park, NJ
#1 Ja’vonte Smart G 6′-4″ 190 FR Baton Rouge, LA
#3 Tremont Waters G 5′-11″ 167 SO New Haven, CT
#4 Skylar Mays G 6′-4″ 200 JR Baton Rouge, LA
#5 Daryl Edwards G 6′-3″ 165 SR Fresno, CA
#11 Kavell Bigby-Williams F 6′-11″ 230 SR London, England
#12 Marshall Graves G 6′-2″ 185 JR Ponchatoula, LA
#13 Will Reese G 6′-4″ 190 SO Leesville, LA
#14 Marlon Taylor G 6′-6″ 210 JR Mount Vernon, NY
#15 Aundre Hyatt F 6′-7″ 215 FR Bronx, NY
#20 Danya Kingsby G 6′-1″ 165 JR Milwaukee, WI
#21 Courtese Cooper F 6′-9″ 205 SO Elgin, IL
#22 Darius Days F 6′-7″ 218 FR Gainesville, FL
#24 Emmitt Williams F 6′-7″ 215 FR Fort Myers, FL

Missouri Roster

NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS HOMETOWN
#0 Torrence Watson G 6′-5″ 200 FR St. Louis, MO
#1 Xavier Pinson G 6′-2″ 170 FR Chicago, IL
#2 K.J. Santos G 6′-8″ 220 SO Geneva, IL
#3 Ronnie Suggs G 6′-6″ 190 JR Washington, MO
#4 Javon Pickett G 6′-4″ 207 FR Belleville, IL
#5 Mitchell Smith F 6′-10″ 215 SO Van Buren, AR
#10 Evan Yerkes G 6′-3″ 180 FR Tinley Park, IL
#11 Jontay Porter F 6′-11″ 240 SO Columbia, MO
#12 Dru Smith G 6′-3″ 200 JR Evansville, IN
#13 Mark Smith G 6′-4″ 220 SO Edwardsville, IL
#14 Reed Nikko F 6′-10″ 250 JR Maple Grove, MN
#15 Jordan Geist G 6′-2″ 180 SR Fort Wayne, IN
#23 Jeremiah Tilmon F 6′-10″ 252 SO East Saint Louis, IL
#24 Kevin Puryear F 6′-7″ 238 SR Blue Springs, MO
#25 Brooks Ford G 6′-0″ 170 FR St. Louis, MO
#32 Adam Wolf F 6′-7″ 219 SR Beaver Dam, WI
#33 Cullen VanLeer G 6′-4″ 208 SR Pacific, MO
#42 Parker Braun F 6′-8″ 205 FR Overland Park, KS
#55 Christian Guess G 6′-5″ 180 FR Cleveland, OH

LSU Schedule/Results

DATE OPPONENT SCORE
Nov 6 vs SE Louisiana W 94-63
Nov 9 vs UNCG W 97-91
Nov 13 vs Memphis W 85-76
Nov 16 vs LA Tech W 74-67
Nov 22* vs Charleston W 67-55
Nov 23* vs Florida State L 79-76 OT
Nov 25* vs LSU L 90-77
Dec 1 vs Grambling W 78-57
Dec 9 vs Incarnate Word W 91-50
Dec 12 at Houston L 82-76
Dec 15* at Saint Mary’s W 78-74
Dec 21 vs Furman W 75-57
Dec 28 vs UL Monroe W 81-69
Jan 8 vs Alabama W 88-79
Jan 12 at Arkansas W 94-88
Jan 15 at Ole Miss W 83-69
Jan 19 vs South Carolina W 89-67
Jan 23 vs Georgia W 92-82
Jan 26 at Missouri
Jan 30 at Texas A&M
Feb 2 vs Arkansas
Feb 6 at Mississippi State
Feb 9 vs Auburn
Feb 12 at Kentucky
Feb 16 at Georgia
Feb 20 vs Florida
Feb 23 vs Tennessee
Feb 26 vs Texas A&M
Mar 2 at Alabama
Mar 6 at Florida
Mar 9 vs Vanderbilt

Missouri Schedule/Results

DATE OPPONENT SCORE
Nov 6 vs Cent Arkansas W 68-55
Nov 9 at Iowa State L 76-59
Nov 16* vs Kennesaw State W 55-52
Nov 27 vs Temple W 79-77
Dec 2 vs UCF W 64-62
Dec 4 vs UT Arlington W 65-45
Dec 7 vs Oral Roberts W 80-64
Dec 18 vs Xavier W 71-56
Dec 22* vs Illinois W 79-63
Dec 29 vs Morehead State W 75-61
Jan 8 vs Tennessee L 87-63
Jan 13 at South Carolina L 85-75
Jan 16 vs Alabama L 70-69
Jan 19 at Texas A&M W 66-43
Jan 23 at Arkansas L 72-60
Jan 26 vs LSU
Jan 30 at Auburn
Feb 2 vs Vanderbilt
Feb 5 at Tennessee
Feb 9 vs Texas A&M
Feb 12 vs Arkansas
Feb 16 at Ole Miss
Feb 19 vs Kentucky
Feb 23 at Florida
Feb 26 at Mississippi State
Mar 2 vs South Carolina
Mar 6 at Georgia
Mar 9 vs Ole Miss

LSU-Missouri Prediction

The LSU Tigers entered this SEC season facing a central question: Could this talented roster come together in a manner which would stick? Could the Tigers become cohesive in a way which would generate and replicate consistency? Could they perform at a sustained level and avoid the maddening volatility which marked the program under Johnny Jones, who couldn’t get Ben Simmons into the NCAA Tournament? So far, the answer to each of these questions has been a clear and obvious YES. Will Wade has been getting his players to mesh on the court. LSU offers every appearance of being a reliable team that will make its way into March Madness. When you then realize how much Missouri has struggled to score this season, it is that much easier to trust LSU on the road, which used to be a dangerous thing. LSU 77, Missouri 70. (Matt Zemek)

Game time: 6 ET, 5 CT, on SEC Network

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