LSU basketball’s stiffest foe awaits during Atlantis Paradise Island in Nassau, Bahamas.
After achieving a third true 3-0 start underneath manager Johnny Jones, LSU is approaching to face mixed AP tip 25 teams during a Battle 4 Atlantis tournament. The Tigers will start with Wichita State [4-0] during 11 a.m. Wednesday. The diversion will be televised on ESPN2.
LSU is also available a lapse of a starter from final deteriorate who missed LSU’s initial 3 games: Craig Victor.
“I can tell we that he will be personification with us,” Jones said. “His initial diversion will be with us in a Bahamas contra Wichita State.”
Victor, a fourth-leading scorer for LSU in a 2015-16 season, missed a initial 3 games of LSU’s deteriorate since of a “violation of group rules.” However, Victor finished his participation felt during halftime opposite North Florida on Friday.
Duop Reath and Antonio Blakeney pronounced Victor supposing a “fiery” halftime speech.
“He’s finished a good pursuit in a locker room during halftime creation certain they residence some things,” Jones said.
Victor averaged 11.5 points and 5.6 rebounds in his sophomore year during LSU. He’s approaching to reinstate youth Aaron Epps in a starting lineup, who has averaged 13.3 points and 7 rebounds in Victor’s place.
Beside Victor in a frontcourt will be LSU’s 6-foot-10 edge guardian Duop Reath, who’s averaging 16.7 points and 6.7 rebounds this season.
Victor and Reath will start a contest with a charge of containing Wichita State’s Darral Willis Jr. in a post. Willis Jr. is averaging 11 points and 5 rebounds this deteriorate for Wichita State.
Blakeney is entering a contest uninformed off back-to-back, 20-point scoring performances for LSU. The sophomore ensure is averaging 18.7 points this deteriorate for LSU and sharpened 44 percent from a field.
After opening a contest opposite Wichita State, LSU will afterwards pierce on to face possibly Old Dominion or No. 10 Louisville on Thursday.
If a Tigers win, LSU will play a early afternoon diversion during 1:30 p.m. opposite possibly Old Dominion or Louisville. If LSU loses, it will have one of a night tipoffs during 8:30 p.m. in a satisfaction semifinals.
Other teams personification in a contest embody No. 24 Michigan State, St. John’s, No. 20 Baylor and VCU.
“We found a good place to play and found some tough foe during a same time,” Jones pronounced during LSU’s deteriorate opening media day. “It will be a good plea for us, and we’re hopeful, we’re vehement that we’ll have a lot of fans following and roving with us, as well.”
The contest will run by Nov. 25. The championship diversion will be played during 2:30 p.m. a day after Thanksgiving.