Tuesday night, the New Orleans Privateers will make the short trip to Baton Rouge to take on the LSU Tigers in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center. It will be the second home game of the season for LSU. Last Saturday, the Tigers knocked off Northwestern State at home for their first victory of the season.
Johnny O’Bryant led the Tigers with 21 points and 14 rebounds, in an all-around great game by the junior forward.
Freshman Jordan Mickey also put together a quality performance. His 10 points, 13 rebounds, and 6 blocks helped him to earn SEC freshman of the week honors.
New Orleans lone game this year was last Tuesday against Millsaps that they had no problem dispatching in teh 81-45 win. Millsaps was obviously the inferior team, but New Orleans did not play down to their competition. The Privateers shut down the Majors’ offense, holding them to a shooting percentage below 30 percent and just 45 points the entire night. Millsaps only had 14 more points than turnovers, as New Orleans forced 31 turnovers in the game.
LSU’s top recruit Jarrell Martin has only played 30 seconds this season due to a sprained ankle. He did practice this week, but is still questionable for Tuesday’s game.
It will be a battle between two star forwards. The best player on both sides are their elite forwards, Cory Dixon for New Orleans and O’Bryant for LSU. Both athletes lead their respective teams in both points and rebounds per game. However, O’Bryant has the edge in this match up and he will be the difference in the outcome of the game.