Well, this has been somewhat of a bizarre season for Brady's Tiger basketball team. With six games remaining in the regular season, LSU stands at 13-8 with a 6-4 standing in SEC play.
The Tigers are currently tied for
second place in the SEC Western Division with
Two-thirds of the way through the SEC slate, we try and assess the strengths and weaknesses of this Tiger club and make our best guess as to what LSU's postseason shapes up to be.
Overall, the Tigers have taken care
of business at home, but have found wins on the road few and far between. A
Turnovers are down for Tack Minor and point production is up, but the sophomore point guard still tends to get in a hurry a bit too often. Minor gets extra points for leading the SEC in assists.
Particularly Mitchell, has been downright awful from beyond the three-point line on the road in the SEC. "Hud" had a big game at Georgia, but couldn't get his shots to fall, especially the one at the buzzer, Saturday at Arkansas.
Xavier Whipple has provided nice balance with Minor and runs the offense well while he is in the game. His offensive production is still nothing to rave about, but he is usually good for at least one three-pointer per game.
LSU is getting solid play in the paint, but if these Tigers hope to taste the NCAA Tournament this season, it is going to have to be more consistent play out of the guards.
This never seems to change.
Bass has developed a three-point shot and hits it occasionally. He out dueled Lawrence Roberts two weeks ago and should be one of the finalists for SEC Player of the Year.
Bass is dominant as ever on the boards and his mid-range jump shot is as good as anyone's in the country.
While Bass is in the running for
SEC POY honors,
Coming off the bench, Ross Neltner
and Darnell Lazare have given some quality minutes, especially Neltner's clutch
Overall, the inside play is
carrying this team and is its best feature. However, as seen at
With all the criticism John Brady has gotten this season, you would think the Tigers have a losing record.
The fans want what the women have, a dominant program. Brady has recruited well and has a very talented class on the horizon including all-everything Tasmin Mitchell. All Brady needs to do is win a couple more league games (10-6 should get him into the NCAAs) and hunker down and wait for more troops to arrive.
Brady has done a good job balancing
minutes lately. He has subbed more freely and Minor seems to be coming along
nicely. The development of
Six games remain, including a road
Road games at Ole Miss and