Lipscomb (6-7) vs. No. 17 LSU (11-0)
Pete Maravich Assembly Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Wednesday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: No. 17 LSU looks for its 12th straight victory of the season as it battles Lipscomb. Lipscomb won easily 98-64 at home against Tennessee Wesleyan on Sunday. LSU has moved up to No. 17 in the latest AP rankings following wins over Northwestern State and Louisiana Tech last week.
STEPPING UP: LSU’s Tari Eason has averaged 16.3 points and 7.5 rebounds while Darius Days has put up 14.5 points and 8.7 rebounds. For the Bisons, Jacob Ognacevic has averaged 18.2 points and 5.8 rebounds while Parker Hazen has put up 7.9 points and 5.8 rebounds.JUMPING FOR JACOB: Ognacevic has connected on 60.5 percent of the 38 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 8 of 13 over his last three games. He’s also made 78.9 percent of his foul shots this season.
WINLESS WHEN: Lipscomb is 0-5 when scoring fewer than 65 points and 6-2 when scoring at least 65.
TWO STREAKS: Lipscomb has dropped its last four road games, scoring 65.3 points and allowing 88.8 points during those contests. LSU has won its last eight home games, scoring an average of 81 points while giving up 51.5.
DID YOU KNOW: The LSU defense has forced opponents into turnovers on an impressive 27 percent of all possessions, which is the ninth-highest rate in the country. The Lipscomb offense has turned the ball over on 21.2 percent of its possessions (ranked 287th among Division I teams).
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