I admit I haven't seen LSU play more than three times this year, but from what I have seen LSU is far more athletic and a much better shooting team than Purdue. That being said, there are three ways in which Purdue will have a chance in this game. The first is to play the game ugly. Lots of fouls and missed shots and just frustrate LSU. The second is to force LSU into 20+ turnovers. Purdue really has trouble scoring in the half court and transition baskets would be huge. The final way I see Purdue winning is Willie Deane scoring 30+ points. I actually don't know if LSU has a great perimeter defender capable of stoping Deane, and I think he will have a big day, but I doubt it will be enough. As a die-hard Purdue fan it pains me to say that I don't really see us winning this game and the fact that its being played in Birmingham Alabama doesn't really help. I hope I'm wrong, but predition LSU 66 Purdue 60.