9:48 AM EST, Thu February 21, 2019
And The Valley Shook 9 hours ago
GAME RECAP: Florida 82, No. 13 LSU 77

GAME RECAP: Florida 82, No. 13 LSU 77

Florida out-physicals the Tigers in the PMAC On a cold February night, the Tigers shooting was equally frigid in a 82-77 loss to Florida. LSU shot 43 percent from the line, 31 from three and an uncharacteristic 16-25 from the free throw line. In a game that constantly bounced back and forth between a one possession or two possession game, the Tigers tempted fate a few too many times with missed freebies and the Gators picked up arguably their biggest win of the 2018-19 season. “They simply wanted it more,” Naz Reid said after the game. “That’s it.” Florida came into tonight as a...
And The Valley Shook 18 hours ago
GAMETHREAD: No. 13 LSU vs. Florida, 6 P.M., ESPN2

GAMETHREAD: No. 13 LSU vs. Florida, 6 P.M., ESPN2

Tigers welcome a Gator team desperate to keep their NCAA tournament hopes alive The Tigers are back in the PMAC for the first time in 11 days. After being away for nearly two weeks, LSU returns to Baton Rouge as conquering heroes over Kentucky and Georgia with a shiny new No. 13 attached to their ranking. All eyes are locked onto LSU’s huge game with Tennessee Saturday morning, but before the Tigers take on the Vols, they have to deal with the Gators. The 2018-19 Florida team isn’t quite the Gators of recent years. Florida’s 14-11 overall and sitting in the middle of the SEC pack at...
And The Valley Shook Feb 19, 2019
GAMETHREAD: Southeastern at LSU, 4 P.M., SECN+

GAMETHREAD: Southeastern at LSU, 4 P.M., SECN+

Tigers play their first midweek game of the year against the Lions LSU plays their first midweek game of the 2019 season and, like all midweek games, the result of the game will surely lead to overzealous outrage or confidence from the community. All-Time Matchup LSU leads Southeastern 70-18 and has won 24 of the last 26. But LSU and SELU played to a 1-1 split last year, with the Lions winning 5-4 in Hammond and the Tigers returning the favor 4-2 in Baton Rouge. Pitching Matchups SELU: So. LH Trey Shaffer (3-1, 3.90 ERA, 30.0 IP, 11 BB, 35 SO in 2018) LSU: Fr. RH Cole Henry...
And The Valley Shook Feb 19, 2019
Tiger Tournament Tracker February 18-23

Tiger Tournament Tracker February 18-23

After a week of picking up two road wins, the Tigers are squarely in the top-four seed hunt Nobody had a better week than LSU. After putting the entire country on notice with a buzzer-beating win over Kentucky last Tuesday and avoiding a letdown in Athens Saturday, LSU continues its climb up the polls and, more importantly, their projected seeding for the NCAA Tournament. The national media can’t quite come to an agreement on where to put the Tigers. Some AP votes put LSU as high as No. 4 in the nation, while others mirrored their vote to the KenPom rankings, 21, and put the Tigers at...
And The Valley Shook Feb 19, 2019
LSU Sports History Classes: Enrolling Now

LSU Sports History Classes: Enrolling Now

We try to make sense of 125+ years of not making sense Every football offseason, Paul and I try and give ourselves a research project. It’s fun for us to look back in the past of LSU football, but over the years, you can see that sort of institutional knowledge slowly eroding. Simply put, we are all forgetting our history, and it seems that the rate of decay is quickening in the internet era. If something happened prior to the world wide web, it might as well not exist. LSU does a fantastic job of preserving team statistics and old box scores back to 1963. Then there’s the yeoman’s...