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Saturday, January 20, 2007

Four not on the floor

Well, that was a waxing LSU took from Arkansas today.

A year ago at this time, the LSU men's basketball team looked like it had the makings of something special.

This year, it looks like the makings of some of John Brady's one-and-done NCAA Tournament teams of the past.

While the woeful perimeter shooting would be my biggest concern if I were Brady, there may be an even bigger concern for the LSU coach.

I was talking to Tim Brando, who called the game for CBS, tonight. Brando's take is a bit alike but also a bit different from mine.

The alike part? Brando says if Terry Martin is not hitting from the outside then the Tigers struggle from the perimeter. Agree.

The different? Brando thinks the Tigers aren't getting enough out of the four position with Darnell Lazare and Magnum Rolle.

Now that he mentions it, I would have to agree. Brady expected Rolle to be on a similar path to Tyrus Thomas, minus some of the freakish athletic ability. It hasn't happened yet.

LSU could still have a fine season. But right now, they look like an upper-middle class SEC team.


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