How Does LSU match up with UCLA

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  1. JP4LSU

    JP4LSU Founding Member

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    I haven't watched a single UCLA game or looked at any stats on their players.

    How will LSU match up with them? What kind of guys do they have to cover BB or TT? Who will Temple cover and shutdown?
     
  2. BostonBengal

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    THey have a 7-foot center that's averaging 12 points in the tourny.... They play good defense....don't shoot FT's real well...They sound very similar to us.
     
  3. TigerBait3

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    I think we have advantages and so do they.

    Our frontcourt is much better than theirs. They do have a lot of size to throw around, but not as much talent.

    They have one of the best backcourts in the country. They shoot very well. Will need to play great defense again.
     
  4. Ch0sn0ne

    Ch0sn0ne At the Track

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    Temple vs. Farmar is going to be the key matchup. If Temple plays him like he played Reddick, They won't score 50.

    D Mitch is going to have to score more than he has been in this game. Their guards are all good shooters, but Farmar creates most of their open looks.

    Baby and Tyrus just gotta stay out of foul trouble and put back the second chance opportunities.
     
  5. TigerWins

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    I think Temple will be on Afflalo and Dmitch will have Farmar. Farmar plays PG and his probably too quick off the dribble for Temple. Afflalo is their scorer and 3 point threat. Temple will probably only guard Farmar when they bring Collison in the game to run PG. Collison is lightning quick.
     
  6. Ch0sn0ne

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    You may be right. I am just assuming Brady will put our best outside defender on their best outside player to make the other guys find the holes. We'll see Saturday.
     
  7. olVENICEdog

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    UCLA had a good year but IM not that impressed w/this team. LSU by 5 to meet up w/Florida for a third time. No one pointed it out but I did pick LSU and Florida to go to the final four on another thread. I guess I was the only fan to have 100% faith in this team and CJB.
     
  8. gotlsu

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    LSU vs. UCLA
    A first look at NCAA tournament Final Four matchup LSU vs. UCLA:

    How they got here:
    UCLA
    beat No. 15 Belmont, 78-44; No. 10 Alabama, 62-59; No. 3 Gonzaga, 73-71 and No. 1 Memphis, 50-45.

    LSU
    beat No. 13 Iona, 80-64; No. 12 Texas A&M, 58-57; No. 1 Duke, 62-54 and No. 2 Texas, 70-60, in overtime.

    Sneak peek: Darrel Mitchell is the only senior on the Tiger roster, and the other key players are extremely young with Glen Davis a sophomore and Tyrus Thomas a freshman. UCLA, which has won 11 in a row, has changed its image under coach Ben Howland with the accent on defense. The Bruins are a backcourt-oriented team, the opposite of LSU. UCLA is 10th in the country in team defense (58.7), and only Gonzaga in the regional semifinals scored more than 60 points in their 11-game winning streak.
     
  9. TigerKid05

    TigerKid05 Say Whaa!?!?

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  10. gumborue

    gumborue Painfully Pessimistic

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    ucla is very deep in the frontcourt. some media types think howland will use all those fouls to give to keep GD out of rhythm--could work.

    i think itll be like the last 3 games. lsu's d keeps them it close til the end. if lsu is hitting 3s then it could be relatively comfortable.
     

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