2009 Dick's Sporting Goods NIT Season Tip-Off
LSU (3-0) vs. Uconn Huskies (3-0)
When: Wednesday, Nov. 25 6:00 CT
Where: Madison Square Garden, New York City
LSU - Unranked in both polls
Uconn - AP 13th, ESPN/USA Today 13th.
Team Averages: PF PA HOME ROAD STRK
LSU 69.7 55.7 3-0 0-0 W3
UCONN 76.0 65.3 3-0 0-0 W3
Uconn is once again loaded with talent, led by 4 double figure scorers and 1 player averaging double digits in rebounds. They’ll challenge for the Big East regular season title and Final Four once again. Here’s their top 5:
PLAYER CLASS POS PTS REB AST
Jerome Dyson SR G 20.0 3.0 6.0
Stanley Robinson SR F 16.7 4.7 2.3
Kemba Walker SO G 14.7 3.3 4.0
Gavin Edwards SR F-C 10.0 4.0 0.7
Alex Oriakhi FR F-C 6.7 10.7 0.7
They've played a relatively easy schedule so far vs. William & Mary, Colgate and Hofstra and have won by at least 9 points each game.
KEYS TO THE GAME FOR LSU:
Storm Warren needs to continue to play well, averaging a double-double, and LSU will also need solid, turnover free play from PG Bo Spencer and a big game from 3-man Tasmin Mitchell.