LSU Hosts Missouri
LSU head coach Johnny Jones
The LSU Tiger men’s basketball team returns home on Wednesday night, playing host to the 17th-ranked Missouri Tigers, in SEC play at the Pete Maravich Assembly in Baton Rouge, La.
LSU, who snapped a four-game losing streak by defeating Texas A&M, 58-54, in their last home game, last Wednesday, fell in their last game, 75-70, to the Kentucky Wildcats, on Saturday in Lexington, Kentucky. That loss dropped the Tigers to 10-7 overall, and 1-5 in SEC play.
Missouri, who has won two-straight, including an 81-59 win over Vanderbilt on Saturday, comes in at 15-4 overall, and 4-2 in league play.
Junior forward Shavon Coleman leads LSU in scoring, averaging 12.1 points-per-game, while senior forward Laurence Bowers paces Missouri, at 16.8 points an outing.
LSU, who is 9-2 at home this year, leads the all-time series, 1-0, capturing a 68-63 win back in 1980 in the only previous meeting between the two schools.
Tip-off time is scheduled for 7:05 pm.