LSU Hits Road To Face Charleston – Game Preview
The LSU Tigers return to action on Monday evening, when coach Johnny Jones' squad travels to Charleston, South Carolina to take on the Charleston Cougars in a non-conference match-up.
Tipoff time at TD Arena is set for 6 o'clock..
LSU, who fell to North Carolina St., 83-82, last Tuesday, in the Legends Classic, is 3-2 on the young season, while Charleston, who defeated Western Carolina last Friday, 57-56, is also 3-2.
The Tigers are outscoring the opposition, 80.4/73.8, and outshooting them from the floor, 44%/41%, while being outrebounded, 43.6/40.2.
LSU is led by freshman forward Ben Simmons, who is averaging who averaging 16.2 points, to go along with 14.4 rebounds-per-game, and freshman guard Antonio Blakeney, who is averaging 16.6, and 4.6, respectively.
Charleston is outscoring opponents, 69.0/63.4, despite being outshot by the opposition, 43%/41%, while holding down a 38.6/34.2 rebound edge.
The Cougars are paced by sophomore forward Canyon Barry, who is averaging 21.0 points, to go along with 4.0 rebounds a contest.
LSU leads the all-time series, 1-0, defeating Charleston, 71-47, last season, in the only other meeting between the two.