LSU Set To Face Marquette – Game Preview
The 19th-ranked LSU Tigers return to action on Monday evening, taking on the Marquette Golden Eagles in the first semifinal of the Legends Classic.
Tipoff time at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York is set for 6 o’clock.
LSU will also play on Tuesday afternoon/night at either 4:30 p.m. or 7 p.m, against either North Carolina St. or Arizona St.
LSU, who defeated South Alabama, 78-66, last Thursday, is 3-0 on the young season, while Marquette, who fell to Iowa last Thursday, 89-61, will enter the match-up at 1-2.
The Tigers are outscoring the opposition, 83.3/68.3, and outshooting them from the floor, 49%/39%, while holding down a 40.0/39.3 rebound advantage.
LSU is led by freshman guard Antonio Blakeney, who averaging 19.3 points, to go along with 5.3 rebounds-per-game, and freshman forward Ben Simmons, who is averaging 18.7, and 12.7, respectively.
Marquette is being outscored by the opposition, 81.0/72.0, while being outshot, 47%/42%, and holding down a 37.0/34.0 rebound edge.
The Golden Eagles are paced by freshman forward Henry Ellenson, who averaging 14.0 points, to go along with 9.0 rebounds a contest.
Marquette leads the all-time series, 2-1, including an 84-80 win over LSU back in 2012, in the last meeting between the two.