LSU has responded nicely since a disappointing loss to open the season, and with several other teams in the top 10 taking losses of their own, the Tigers could soon find themselves moving back up the rankings next week.
First, though, coach Kim Mulkey’s team has to take care of business as it hits the road for its first true road game of the season as it travels to Hammond to face Southeastern Louisiana on Friday night.
The Lions are 2-1 on the year having beaten Millsaps and Southern-New Orleans, but they fell 67-46 in their only game against a ranked opponent in Mississippi State. LSU is hoping for a similar result on the road.
Here’s everything you need to know to follow Friday night’s game.
How to Watch
Date: November 17, 2023
Time: 7 p.m. CT
Live Stream: ESPN+
Radio: LSU Sports Radio Network
LSU is healthy entering this game.
What Kim Mulkey said
Per an LSU release:
“That’s my hometown,” Coach Mulkey said. “That’s where I grew up. It’s going to be hard not to stop at places I want to eat, but I will see lots of family and friends. I see a lot of them at our games here in Baton Rouge so I probably will notice people that don’t leave Hammond and Tangipahoa Parish at the game that don’t drive over here for our games.”
“Southeastern is athletic,” Coach Mulkey said of Southeastern. “They have athleticism pretty much at all positions. They have NCAA Tournament experience. They are confident. If this is the largest crowd maybe in the history of that building, that has to be exciting for them. That’s their home court.”
“The third and fourth quarter were pretty amazing for us offensively,” Coach Mulkey said. “Man, that was fun to watch. I know we want to talk about Mikaylah’s 42 points and that was just unbelievable but look what everybody else did.”
Players to Watch
Points — G Mikaylah Williams (22.0 PPG)
Rebounds — F Angel Reese (10.2 RPG)
Assists — G Hailey Van Lith (5.2 APG)
Steals — F Aneesah Morrow (3.2 SPG)
Blocks — F Aneesah Morrow (1.5 BPG)
Points — F Cheyanne Daniels (16.0 PPG)
Rebounds — G Hailey Giaratano (6.3 RPG)
Assists — G Hailey Giaratano (4.0 APG)
Steals — G Dijone’ Flowers (2.0 SPG)
Blocks — F Cheyanne Daniels (1.7 BPG)
LSU has looked much more like the team we expected in the last three games, and that trend seems likely to continue on the road, even if this may be the toughest test since that opener as it comes on the road. Mississippi State took care of business against Southeastern, and I expect the Tigers to have similar success.
Prediction: LSU 80, Southeastern Louisiana 55