SEC Basketball Preview/Prediction: Tennessee at LSU

LSU-Tennessee

Tennessee plays at LSU 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
Tennessee 0.507 0.360 0.765 263 981 502 151 146 292
Tennessee OPP 0.394 0.333 0.634 311 881 322 157 62 354
LSU 0.471 0.327 0.760 342 984 350 245 118 359
LSU OPP 0.442 0.346 0.701 288 862 299 178 72 411

Statistical Leaders

Tennessee Scoring Leaders

PLAYER PPG FGM FTM 3PTM
Grant Williams 19.1 164 157 11
Admiral Schofield 16.5 171 40 48
Jordan Bone 13.2 131 52 30
Jordan Bowden 10.8 89 59 34
Kyle Alexander 8.2 84 42 2
John Fulkerson 3.6 32 26 0
Yves Pons 2.9 30 6 7
Derrick Walker 1.0 9 5 0

Tennessee Rebounding Leaders

PLAYER OR DR TR RPG
Grant Williams 55 142 197 7.6
Kyle Alexander 64 108 172 6.6
Admiral Schofield 29 136 165 6.3
Jordan Bone 12 68 80 3.1
Jordan Bowden 16 64 80 3.2
John Fulkerson 25 42 67 2.7
Yves Pons 16 39 55 2.2
Lamonte Turner 5 37 42 2.5
Derrick Walker 7 19 26 1.2
Jalen Johnson 6 12 18 0.9
Lucas Campbell 0 3 3 0.5
Brock Jancek 0 2 2 0.3
Jacob Fleschman 0 1 1 0.2
Brad Woodson 0 1 1 0.3

LSU Scoring Leaders

PLAYER PPG FGM FTM 3PTM
Tremont Waters 15.7 137 87 46
Naz Reid 13.8 129 78 24
Skylar Mays 13.2 108 86 42
Ja’vonte Smart 10.2 89 57 30
Kavell Bigby-Williams 7.8 79 45 0
Emmitt Williams 7.6 69 50 1
Marlon Taylor 7.2 64 44 14
Darius Days 5.3 51 22 15

LSU Rebounding Leaders

PLAYER OR DR TR RPG
Naz Reid 62 110 172 6.6
Kavell Bigby-Williams 62 93 155 6.0
Emmitt Williams 67 70 137 5.5
Darius Days 54 53 107 4.1
Marlon Taylor 36 60 96 3.7
Ja’vonte Smart 13 69 82 3.2
Skylar Mays 9 70 79 3.0
Tremont Waters 7 68 75 2.9
Daryl Edwards 4 10 14 1.6
Marshall Graves 1 3 4 0.7
Will Reese 2 2 4 0.6

NCAA RPI

Tennessee: 6
LSU: 16

Tennessee Roster

NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS HOMETOWN
#0 Jordan Bone G 6′-3″ 174 JR Nashville, TN
#1 Lamonte Turner G 6′-2″ 195 JR Florence, AL
#2 Grant Williams F 6′-7″ 236 JR Charlotte, NC
#4 Jacob Fleschman G 6′-3″ 170 SO Austin, TX
#5 Admiral Schofield G 6′-6″ 241 SR Zion, IL
#10 John Fulkerson F 6′-9″ 197 SO Kingsport, TN
#11 Kyle Alexander F 6′-11″ 215 SR Milton, ON
#12 Brad Woodson G 6′-1″ 177 SR Murfreesboro, TN
#13 Jalen Johnson G 6′-6″ 187 SO Durham, NC
#15 Derrick Walker F 6′-8″ 236 SO Kansas City, MO
#23 Jordan Bowden G 6′-5″ 193 JR Knoxville, TN
#24 Lucas Campbell G 6′-4″ 185 SR Knoxville, TN
#32 D.J. Burns F 6′-9″ 272 FR Rock Hill, SC
#33 Zach Kent F 6′-11″ 225 SO Magnolia, DE
#34 Brock Jancek F 6′-8″ 212 FR Knoxville, TN
#35 Yves Pons F 6′-6″ 209 SO Fuveau, France

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

Tennessee Schedule/Results

DATE OPPONENT SCORE
6-Nov vs Lenoir Rhyne W 86-41
9-Nov vs Louisiana W 87-65
13-Nov vs Georgia Tech W 66-53
Nov 21* at Louisville W 92-81
Nov 23* vs Kansas L 87-81
28-Nov vs E Kentucky W 95-67
2-Dec vs Texas A&M-CC W 79-51
Dec 9* vs Gonzaga W 76-73
15-Dec at Memphis W 102-92
19-Dec vs Samford W 83-70
22-Dec vs Wake Forest W 83-64
29-Dec vs Tenn Tech W 96-53
5-Jan vs Georgia W 96-50
8-Jan at Missouri W 87-63
12-Jan at Florida W 78-67
15-Jan vs Arkansas W 106-87
19-Jan vs Alabama W 71-68
23-Jan at Vanderbilt W 88-83 (OT)
26-Jan vs West Virginia W 83-66
29-Jan at South Carolina W 92-70
2-Feb at Texas A&M W 93-76
5-Feb vs Missouri W 72-60
9-Feb vs Florida W 73-61
13-Feb vs South Carolina W 85-73
16-Feb at Kentucky L 86-69
19-Feb vs Vanderbilt W 58-46
23-Feb at LSU
27-Feb at Ole Miss
2-Mar vs Kentucky
5-Mar vs Mississippi State
9-Mar at Auburn

LSU Schedule/Results

DATE OPPONENT SCORE
6-Nov vs SE Louisiana W 94-63
9-Nov vs UNCG W 97-91
13-Nov vs Memphis W 85-76
16-Nov 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
1-Dec vs Grambling W 78-57
9-Dec vs Incarnate Word W 91-50
12-Dec at Houston L 82-76
Dec 15* at Saint Mary’s W 78-74
21-Dec vs Furman W 75-57
28-Dec vs UL Monroe W 81-69
8-Jan vs Alabama W 88-79
12-Jan at Arkansas W 94-88
15-Jan at Ole Miss W 83-69
19-Jan vs South Carolina W 89-67
23-Jan vs Georgia W 92-82
26-Jan at Missouri W 86-80
30-Jan at Texas A&M W 72-57
2-Feb vs Arkansas L 90-89
6-Feb at Mississippi State W 92-88
9-Feb vs Auburn W 83-78
12-Feb at Kentucky W 73-71
16-Feb at Georgia W 83-79
20-Feb vs Florida L 82-78
23-Feb vs Tennessee
26-Feb vs Texas A&M
2-Mar at Alabama
6-Mar at Florida
9-Mar vs Vanderbilt

Tennessee-LSU Prediction

For the second straight Saturday, Tennessee walks into an enemy lair against an opponent which will be hopping mad. Last Saturday, the Basket Vols knew that Kentucky would be angry after losing at home to LSU earlier in the week. Knowing that UK would be ornery did nothing to elevate Tennessee’s performance, however. The Vols were punched in the mouth by the Wildcats and were never close in the second half. Now, the cycle has continued: LSU will be furious on Saturday after losing at home to Florida. The Tigers’ only two SEC losses this year have been at home. Imagine that. Will Wade’s team should be full of energy. Can Tennessee handle a motivated opponent this time? It doesn’t seem like the Vols are ready. They were ragged against Vanderbilt. Maybe they were looking ahead, too… but are they likely to overcome LSU’s best shot? LSU 73, Tennessee 69. (Matt Zemek)

This game tips off at 11:00 AM CT (12:00 PM ET). TV: ESPN.

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