http://www.lsusports.net/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=5200&ATCLID=209359558 Well, LSU's good winning streak comes to an end in its last non-conference game before heading into SEC play on Tuesday night against Tennessee. Rhode Island ends the streak yesterday afternoon with a close win after LSU either came out flat, or simply underestimated their opponent. URI had come into the game with some non-conference challenges of playing teams like Arizona, SMU, and their 8-6 record was probably deceiving. At the same time, the play of certain key LSU players is a little alarming. Particularly again, we find Johnny O'Bryant either unmotivated or inconsistent, having an off night in the post, particularly in staying down low and getting rebounds. Good game again from Mickey although, URI was able to win by killing LSU on the boards. What was a strength for LSU in the early season has now become an achilles heel. O'Bryant and Martin should not be losing rebounding battles against some of our competition and that is something that is mere effort. Stringer had a nice game, but this team displays still a little bit of weakness in terms of depth and skill on the perimeter. Not one of Hickey's best games, but more important is the depth and ability to really hurt teams with scoring guard depth. Morgan and Coleman seemed to have off games. We brace ourselves for Tennessee and the beginning of SEC which is for the marbles. A 18 SEC game season, is a long and brutal one, and a top 5 in the league season should be the goal. Certainly achievable if the team is playing well and firing on all cylinders. However to date, this team has been pretty up and down. CJJ has certainly shown the ability to push the right levers to keep LSU competitive, but you'd like to see his players own it from tip to finish. Tennessee game on ESPN. Watch it.