A Ranked Win For The SEC
The Tigers victory over Texas
A&M marked the first time this season that an SEC team has knocked off a
team ranked in the top 25 of the Associated Press poll in 11 tries this year,
including eight against top 10 teams. LSU is now 10-15 at home in the John Brady
era against ranked teams. The matchup between the Tigers and the Aggies was the
first game on the floor of the
LSU is now 29-34 in games when both teams are ranked and the Tigers are now 4-9 all-time against teams ranked sixth in the AP poll.
Topped by the best November-December paid attendance for a single game in the John Brady era, the Tigers attendance through five home games is up over the same five games a year ago.
Tuesday night, LSU had a paid crowd
of 12,053, the largest single paid total for a men's game in the last 10 years
in November or December, topping the mark of 11,260 paid when LSU knocked off
Through five games, LSU's average paid attendance is 9,579, compared with 7,771 for the first five home games of the 2005-06 season. LSU's actual numbers are up an average this season of close to 1,700 a game.
The ESPN crew of Dan Shulman, Dick
Vitale and Doris Burke will be waiting for the Tigers and the Texas Longhorns on
Sunday night at 7 p.m. when the two teams meet at the
The Tigers will return to Baton
Rouge after the Texas game for final exam week before leaving on Dec. 15 for a
trip to the Northwest, facing Oregon State at Corvallis on Dec. 17 (5 p.m. CST,
FSN) and nationally-ranked Washington in Seattle on Dec. 20 (9:30 p.m. CST, FSN)
before returning home for the first of four games in seven days as the Tigers
host Louisiana Tech at 3 p.m., also on FSN. The Bulldogs are the last
Gameday Making Final Plans For Jan. 6 Show
The college basketball Gameday crew
from ESPN will be in town for the Jan. 6 UConn game and fans are welcome to the
Maravich Center for the live Saturday morning show that begins at 10 a.m. CST.
Reece Davis, Digger Phelps and Jay Bilas will be on the floor of the