Kentucky at LSU Breakdown

KSR provides a breakdown of Saturday's game between Kentucky and LSU down in Baton Rouge.

Kentucky at LSU

When: Saturday, February 6th, 4 p.m. Eastern
Where: Pete Maravich Assembly Center, Baton Rouge La.

LSU Schedule (Last Ten Games)
1/2- vs Utah - L 61-59
1/4 - vs McNeese State - W 83-60
1/9 - vs Alabama -L 66-49
1/13 - at South Carolina - L 67-58
1/16 - at Florida - L 72-58
1/20 - vs Auburn - L 84-80
1/23 - vs Ole Miss - L 73-63
1/27 - at Alabama - W 57-38
1/30 - at Mississippi State - L 67-51
2/4 - vs Tennessee - L 59-54
2/6 - vs Kentucky - SEC Network 4 P.M. Eastern

Record: 9-13

LSU Statistical Leaders
Tasmin Mitchell - 17.6 points per game
Tasmin Mitchell - 9.9 rebounds per game
Chris Bass - 3 assists per game
Zach Kinsley - 40.0 percent three-point percentage
Storm Warren - 1.4 blocks per game
Tasmin Mitchell - 1.3 steals per game

LSU Team Statistics
Points Per Game: 63.1
Points Allowed Per Game: 65.8
Field Goal Percentage: 41.1
Three Point Percentage: 27.9
Free Threw Percentage: 68.7
Rebound Margin: +2.7
Assists Per Game: 11.5
Turnovers Per Game: 12.7

LSU Breakdown

LSU has struggled this season after winning the SEC last year. The Tigers are the only winless team in the conference and have struggled scoring points this season. But anytime a team like Kentucky goes on the road, it's likely they'll get their opponent's best punch. LSU has three players averaging double figures in Tasmin Mitchell, Storm Warren and Bo Spencer. Both Mitchell and Warren are solid inside performers scoring and rebounding the ball. Bo Spencer has knocked down 41 three pointers this season.

LSU plays only nine players double figure minutes led by Tasmin Mitchell with over 38 minutes and Bo Spencer with over 36 minutes. Most of the Tigers scoring will come from Mitchell, Spencer and Warren who account for 45 of LSU's 63 point average nightly. LSU struggles shooting from the perimeter, shooting under 30 percent from three on the season and shoot just over 41 percent overall.

Kentucky will need to keep LSU from jumping out early and getting a boost of confidence. LSU's Tasmin Mitchell is an all conference caliber player capable of carrying his team much like Devon Downey carried South Carolina over Kentucky. Kentucky will need to go inside early and often to Cousins and Patterson where they should be able to dominate the glass and the game. Both Wall and Bledsoe need to remain under control in their ball handling and push the ball in transition when there's an opening. If Kentucky can dominate the defensive glass and hold LSU to their normal shooting percentage, the Wildcats should win this one going away.

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