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SB Nation Reacts: Confidence Continuing to Climb

SB Nation Reacts: Confidence Continuing to Climb

Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports No fans no problem Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across the NCAA. Each week, we send out questions to the most plugged in LSU Tigers fans, and fans across the country. Sign up here to join Reacts. Well this is awkward. The results for this week’s confidence polls are in, but they were finalized before Alabama dropped an entire year’s worth of three pointers on LSU’s heads Tuesday night. You, our readers, were feeling more confident going into the Alabama game. Still, there’s a lot to like about where...
And The Valley Shook Jan 20, 2021
LSU DC Search: What’s Next

LSU DC Search: What’s Next

Photo by Jeffrey Vest/Icon Sportswire via With Ryan Neilsen returning to the Saints, LSU is still without a defensive coordinator Oh boy, where to begin. With Ryan Neilsen being unable to get out of his contract, the Tigers are back to square one in their search for a new defensive coordinator. Not only are the Tigers without a defensive coordinator, but it seems most of the guys near the top of the list for consideration are now accounted for in terms of coaching. If you want to find a silver lining in this process it’s that LSU hasn’t rushed the hire nor has...
And The Valley Shook Jan 20, 2021
Tigers Blown Out by No. 18 Alabama, 105-75

Tigers Blown Out by No. 18 Alabama, 105-75

Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports Death by a thousand three-pointers Hmm, yes that was certainly...something. The LSU basketball team (10-3, 5-2) received a rather absurd ass kicking Tuesday night from Alabama (12-3, 7-0) losing 105 to 75 as the Tide drowned the Tigers in three-pointers. The game was billed as a heavyweight bout between the teams currently in first and second place in the SEC, instead it was the basketball equivalent of Mike Tyson knocking out Marvis Frazier in 30 seconds. Alabama hit 14 three pointers...in the first half. Not the game mind you, the first...
And The Valley Shook Jan 19, 2021
Four Factors of LSU’s Success

Four Factors of LSU’s Success

Javonte helps. | Photo by Sam Greenwood/ The analytics behind hoops’ early success The men’s hoops team isn’t ranked, yet. But all of that will likely change if the Tigers can beat #18 Alabama tonight and Kentucky this weekend. OK, Kentucky isn’t what they normally are this year, but there’s always value in beating a brand. Still, the critical matchup is tonight against Bama. LSU needs to prove it can hang with the current pace setters in the SEC. A win tonight would put LSU in a tie for first place. So how did the team get here? For that, we turn to perhaps...
And The Valley Shook Jan 19, 2021
Basketball Hosts No. 18 Alabama

Basketball Hosts No. 18 Alabama

Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports Tide and Tigers battle for first place in the SEC For the better part of the past decade, whenever Alabama and LSU got together control of the SEC was usually at stake...on the football field at least. Tonight, however, the Crimson Tide and Fighting Tigers aren’t battling for first place inside of Death Valley, instead they’re playing inside the PMAC. No. 18 Alabama (11-3, 6-0) and LSU (10-2, 5-1) tip-off at 8:00 tonight on ESPN2 with first place in the SEC at stake. The two will meet again in Tuscaloosa on February 3. The one knock on...
And The Valley Shook Jan 18, 2021
Sources: Ryan Nielsen named LSU Defensive Coordinator

Sources: Ryan Nielsen named LSU Defensive Coordinator

Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/ Saints defensive line coach makes the move to Baton Rouge Roughly a month after LSU dismissed Bo Pelini, the Tigers appear to have their new defensive play caller, tapping Saints defensive line coach Ryan Nielsen to run the LSU defense, according to multiple outlets. Although Nielsen may not have been the top choice, his name was always linked to the position once LSU opted to relieve Pelini. A look at his resume, and Nielsen’s path to the Tigers has some similar elements to incoming OC Jake Peetz. Like Peetz, Nielsen is a career position...
And The Valley Shook Jan 18, 2021
Behind the Box Score: South Carolina

Behind the Box Score: South Carolina

Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports Defense, free throws help LSU eek out a win against the Gamecocks It wasn’t pretty, but LSU strung together its fourth straight win Saturday evening against a frisky South Carolina team. Never apologize for a win, that’s my motto. LSU easily could have tapped out when South Carolina got back up by eight but the Tigers kept grinding until they wrestled the lead away from the Gamecocks. Now LSU has set themselves up for a massive game Tuesday night as Alabama visits the PMAC with first place in the SEC on the line. 3:38: The amount of...
And The Valley Shook Jan 17, 2021
LSU Rallies Past South Carolina for Second Place in SEC

LSU Rallies Past South Carolina for Second Place in SEC

Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports Thomas and Watford combine for 48, Tigers win fourth straight A frisky South Carolina team missing head coach Frank Martin gave LSU all it wanted, but the Tigers rallied thanks to a combined 48 points from Cam Thomas and Trendon Watford and superb defense late. LSU had to dig itself out of several holes Saturday. South Carolina led for nearly 34 minutes and was up by as many as 11. LSU was able to make it a one-possession game numerous times in the first half but Carolina answered each and every time. In the second half, South Carolina...
And The Valley Shook Jan 16, 2021
SB Nation Reacts: Confidence in Men’s Hoops at Season-High

SB Nation Reacts: Confidence in Men’s Hoops at Season-High

Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports After two straight blowout wins, fans are extremely confident in LSU basketball Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across the NCAA. Each week, we send out questions to the most plugged in LSU Tigers fans, and fans across the country. Sign up here to join Reacts. The LSU men’s basketball team has won three straight games—the last two being in dominant fashion—and as a result you, or beloved readers, are extremely confident in the direction of the program. Count Will Wade among those numbers. “I haven’t...
And The Valley Shook Jan 15, 2021
Women’s Basketball Knocks Off Unbeaten, No. 7 Texas A&M

Women’s Basketball Knocks Off Unbeaten, No. 7 Texas A&M

Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports LSU pulls off the upset in Baton Rouge The LSU women’s basketball team picked up by far and away its biggest win of the 2020-2021 season Thursday evening, upsetting the previously undefeated Texas A&M Aggies 65-61 in overtime. The win snaps a two-game losing skid and moves LSU to 5-6 overall and 3-2 in SEC play. LSU held Texas A&M to a season-worst 26 points in the first half. The Tigers went into the break up 34-26, highlighted by a 26-7 run at the close of the first quarter through the opening of the second. But LSU’s lead...
And The Valley Shook Jan 14, 2021
Lady Tigers Welcome Unbeaten Aggies to PMAC

Lady Tigers Welcome Unbeaten Aggies to PMAC

Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports It’s LSU vs. Texas A&M in the annual We Back Pat game The LSU women’s basketball team, losers of two straight, faces a tough task Thursday evening as the Lady Tigers welcome in the 12-0 Texas A&M Aggies, ranked seventh in the country. Texas A&M has one of the strongest resumés this year, with wins over Kentucky and Arkansas. The Aggies are a legitimate challenger to South Carolina for supremacy in the SEC. A&M has four players scoring at least 10 points a game, led by Aaliyah Wilson’s 15 points N’dea Jones’s 13 points, Ciera...
And The Valley Shook Jan 13, 2021
Tigers Blow Out Razorbacks 92-76

Tigers Blow Out Razorbacks 92-76

Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports Three wins in a row for the men’s basketball team The LSU men’s basketball team began a three-game homestand Wednesday evening and kicked things off properly with a thorough domination of the Arkansas Razorbacks, 92-76. Arkansas scored the first four points of the game which wound up being its biggest lead of the night. After that relatively slow start, LSU hit the turbo boost and left Arkansas in the dust. The Tigers went on a 16-0 run over a five minute stretch to give LSU a 22-7 lead at the under-12 timeout, but the run wouldn’t...
And The Valley Shook Jan 13, 2021
GAMETHREAD: LSU vs. Arkansas, 6:00 P.M., ESPN2

GAMETHREAD: LSU vs. Arkansas, 6:00 P.M., ESPN2

Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports Basketball aims for signature win on the national stage The LSU men’s basketball team (8-2, 3-1) begins a three-game homestead with a massive game against a tough Arkansas team (10-2, 2-2). The Tigers and Hogs are coming off comfortable victories the last time they played: LSU beat Ole Miss by 14, while Arkansas beat Georgia by—hello—30. LSU and Arkansas are neck and neck in several offensive categories. LSU is second in the league in scoring, fourth in free throw percentage and in threes; Arkansas is first, first and third in those...
And The Valley Shook Jan 13, 2021
One Year Later

One Year Later

Photo by Don Juan Moore/ Happy anniversary to the GOAT A year ago today we witnessed the 2019 Fighting Tigers of LSU—the greatest team in the history of college football—cement it’s legacy. Happy anniversary to the best team to ever do it.
And The Valley Shook Jan 11, 2021
Gym Survives Arkansas, 196.550-196.350

Gym Survives Arkansas, 196.550-196.350

It was perfect to me | Brandon Gallego, LSUSorts.net They don’t have to be pretty All’s well that ends well, right? The first meet of the season is the one in which you expect some rocky performances as the team knocks of the dust from the long offseason, but this might have taken it a step too far. LSU struggled throughout the night and Arkansas kept the pressure on, and suddenly, the Tigers needed some elite level performances to squeak out a win. Let’s talk about the good first. Haleigh Bryant is the Truth. The freshman anchored the first vault rotation and...

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