BATON ROUGE – The LSU men's basketball team, coming off a dominating home win Saturday, 81-58, over Vanderbilt, tries to continue to play with the same intensity and success as it hosts Missouri in a 6 p.m. Southeastern Conference game at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.
The game will be broadcast on ESPNU with Joe Davis and Dino Gaudio on the call. The radio call of the game by Jim Hawthorne, Ricky Blanton and host Kevin Ford will be available on the affiliates of the LSU Sports Radio Network (Eagle 98.1 FM in Baton Rouge and WWL 870 AM/105.3 FM in New Orleans).
Tickets for the game are available online at LSUtix.net and at the upper concourse ticket windows beginning at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the Maravich Center. LSU Students get in free with a valid student ID.
Both teams are 2-2 in SEC play with LSU at 11-5 overall and Missouri at 14-3. Missouri won at home on Saturday against Alabama, 68-47, to even its record at 2-2.
The LSU Tigers got a strong game from junior Johnny O'Bryant III who had his fourth double double of the season with 22 points and 12 rebounds. The double was his 21st of his career, the second most by an active player in the SEC.
O'Bryant II is averaging 14.3 points per game. Freshman Jordan Mickey is at 13.1 points per game and Andre Stringer, who became just the third LSU Tiger to have 200 career treys in the last game, is averaging 12.0 points a contest.
Missouri held Alabama to 47 points and just 29.2 percent shooting on Saturday and is led by three starters averaging in double figures – Jabari Brown at 18.8 points a game, Jordan Clarkson at 18.6 and Earnest Ross at 13.9 points per game. Brown is averaged 20.4 points on 53 percent shooting over the last five games, including 24 points against Alabama.
LSU and Missouri split games last season with both teams winning on their home floors. LSU won 73-70, at the Assembly Center a year ago.
LSU will travel to Alabama for its next game on Saturday night at 7 p.m. on ESPN2.