There would be no upset in Gainesville as the No. 1 Florida Gators (27-2, 16-0 SEC) had little trouble dispatching the LSU Tigers (17-11, 8-8 SEC) on Saturday afternoon, extending their series win streak to six games and extending LSU’s road losing streak to seven in the 61-79 loss.
LSU had no answer for the Gators who shot the lights out at Stephen C. O’Connell Center. Florida shot 13-23 from three-point range and 56.4 percent overall compared to only 38,3 percent for LSU who only had two points from their bench and couldn’t buy a bucket from beyond the arc, LSU shot 7-21 from three.
If LSU hopes to get into the NCAA Tournament they will need to win the SEC Tournament which kicks off in two weeks. Last year’s SEC Tournament saw the Ole Miss Rebels get into the “Big Dance” by virtue of winning the tournament, so perhaps lighting can strike twice and LSU will get in the dance, but that’s looking awfully bleak.
Next up for LSU is their final regular season road game as they travel to Nashville to take on the Vanderbilt Commodores who lost 81-58 to LSU on Jan. 18 before their regular season finale at home vs. the Georgia Bulldogs who defeated the Tigers 91-78 on Feb. 6.