Missouri's Noah Carter, Nick Honor, Kobe Brown (24), D'Moi Hodge and Tre Gomillion, from left, celebrate after the team's overtime win against Mississippi State in an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2023, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

LSU Hosts Missouri on Senior Night

The LSU Tigers host the Missouri Tigers in an SEC matchup Wednesday at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center. Missouri is coming off of an 85-63 win against Georgia and currently holds a 21-8 record on the year. On the flip side, LSU has struggled immensely on the year, losing its last game to Ole Miss 82-69. The Tigers are 13-16 this year.

Senior Night

Wednesday’s game is LSU’s final home game of the regular season and the team will honor two seniors in Parker Edwards and KJ Williams. Edwards has been at LSU for four years after transferring from Southeastern Louisiana. Williams has made himself a part of basketball history at LSU, becoming the 123rd player to record 2,000 points and 1,000 rebounds in his career. Williams is also just the 16th player in LSU history to record 500 points and 200 rebounds in a season.

The B0ttom Line

LSU is 10-7 at home but is 2-14 against SEC opponents. Its last conference win came against Vanderbilt back in January. On the other hand, Missouri is 4-5 on the road and 9-7 against SEC opponents. Missouri has won seven out of its last 10 games and the last time the two teams met, Missouri won 87-77.

The Stats

LSU is averaging 67.2 points per game and is allowing 70 points per game to opponents. The Tigers are shooting 41.5% from the floor and 33.0% from 3-point range.

Missouri is averaging 80 points per game while allowing 74.7 points against. They are shooting 47.5% from the field and 36.5% from beyond the arc.

Key Players

For LSU, Williams averages 17.1 points per game to go along with 7.3 rebounds. Against Ole Miss, Williams had 15 points and 11 boards. Sophomore guard Adam Miller has also been a solid contributor for the Tigers, averaging 11.7 points on 33.8% shooting from the floor this year.

Leading the way for Missouri is senior Kobe Brown. Brown is averaging 16.1 points on 55.8% shooting to pair with 6.1 rebounds per game. Brown scored a game high 26 points on 10/11 shooting in Missouri’s game against Georgia. D’Moi Hodge has helped carry the load for the Tigers, averaging 14 points per game on 46.5% shooting.

Tipoff is set for 9 p.m in Baton Rouge.

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