LSU: Over-Matched and Out-Manned, But Dangerous—UConn Up Next at NIT

Posted by Henry Ball on November-18-2009 Add Comments

Trent Johnson, the 2008-09 SEC Coach of the Year, might be making an early case for a repeat with the returns from the NIT South Region.

LSU stands at 3-0 on the season, and has won the opening round of the Dick’s Sporting Goods’ NIT Tip-Off, hosted in Baton Rouge.

After a dominant 82-62 win against Louisiana-Monroe the Tigers dispatched Indiana State, 56-45, in the opening game of the tournament.

With an impressive 71-60 upset victory over the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers—the overwhelming Favorite of the Sun Belt Conference and Top 25 vote getter—the Tigers advance to the Big Apple for the Pre-Season NIT Finals to face No. 12 UConn (3-0) in the Semi-Final.

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