LSU Entertains Top-Ranked Oklahoma
The LSU Tigers return to action on Saturday afternoon, when coach Johnny Jones’ squad plays host to the top-ranked Oklahoma Sooners in a non-conference match-up.
Tipoff time at the Maravich Center is set for 4 o’clock in a contest that is part of the SEC/Big XII Challenge.
LSU, who defeated Georgia, 72-70, on Tuesday night, is 13-7, overall, and 6-2 in SEC play, while Oklahoma, who beat Texas Tech, 76-73, on Saturday, is currently 17-2, and 5-2 in Big XII play.
The Tigers are outscoring the opposition, 80.9/75.1, and outshooting them from the floor, 47%/43%, while holding down a 39.5/37.6 rebound advantage.
LSU is led by freshman forward Ben Simmons, who is averaging 19.6 points, to go along with 12.6 rebounds-per-game, and senior guard Keith Hornsby, who is averaging 13.5, and 2.3, respectively.
Oklahoma is outscoring opponents, 85.7/71.6, and outshooting the opposition, 47%/39%, while holding down a 42.9/37.3 rebounding advantage.
The Sooners are paced by senior guard Buddy Hield, who is averaging 26.1 points, to go along with 5.6 rebounds a contest.