LSU Basketball: March Madness Team Profile and Season Recap

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With the regular season over, March Madness is right around the corner. It’s one of the best events in all of sports, and a godsend for bettors. The first weekend of the NCAA Tournament is especially fun to wager on, and as the tourney gets closer we’ll be bringing you everything you need to get ready. We’ll be taking a look at all of the teams one by one, and today we’re breaking down one of the top squads in the SEC, the LSU Tigers.

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Performance last five March Madness’: Sweet 16, Didn’t Qualify, Didn’t Qualify, Didn’t Qualify, Round of 64

Ranking: UR

Coach: Will Wade

Star player: Cameron Thomas

Main strengths: Scoring (three guys at 16+ppg)

Biggest weakness: Defense

Record: 18-9

LSU Tigers NCAA Tournament Odds

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LSU is always an entertaining team to watch, if nothing else. They’re electric on offense, and it’s very rare to see a college team with three different guys averaging at least 16 points per game. That being said, it’s hard to make a serious run in March when you rank 125th nationally in defensive efficiency according to Kenpom. Thomas is a superstar in the making, but their top two scorers are both underclassmen, which also isn’t a great recipe for March Madness. They’re one of the wild cards of the tournament, and there’s a lot of variance here. A tough game against St. Bonaventure awaits them in the first round for the right to take on Michigan in the Round of 32.

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