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...and replace it with a 2,000 seat arena that it can fill.
I like the way this team plays. tough man to man on the D. Push it on the OFF.
This post was edited by scottyblsu 20 months ago
If LSU continues to play like it did tonite and recruits well like it did this season, the PMAC will need all of those seats. Jones is building some excitement.
This post was edited by usafflyingtiger 20 months ago
It's hard to understate just how much our last 2 men's basketball coaches just absolutely sucked the life out of the program.
Brady had some runs but his personality was so sour, one-time fans just stayed away in droves just because Brady was such an ass.
Then Johnson had the personality of a door stop and with the exception of his first team he inherited, his teams had talent similar yo his personality (none).
Maybe it shouldn't be, but it is, LSU fans want to be entertained. LSU is a football school and that's not going to change. But give fans a product and frankly a personality and salesman as HC and the program will get support. But there's lots of rebuilding to be done.
Lsu fans couldve cared less about baseball until the team won consistently and now we draw more fans than anyone else in the country by a wide margin. If a good product is consistently put on the court, fans will support. LSU fans have a lot of pride in their winning programs.
I thought there were 7,200 people there last night. I know that isn't capacity but on a Thursday night with a Saints/Falcons game, I think that is pretty good.
"You can learn more character on the two-yard line than anywhere else in life." - Former LSU Coach and AD Paul Dietzel
It didn't look like it on TV. It looked like the entire top half of the arena was empty and half of the lower section too. It was admittedly hard to tell though because of the lighting.
I gotcha. I honestly don't know. I wasn't there. I just read it in this article:
My personal disclaimer: "announced crowd" of approximately 7,200. ;-)
It may not be a major factor, bhut I'm sure a few fans decided to stay home last night and watch the Saints game instead of going out to the PMAC...
I agree with Scotty... I like the way this team plays, it's very entertaining. Always rather watch a up tempo team over one that utilizes all 35 seconds of the shot clock. Also really like the press too. I've always thought that if you have the depth, press can be extremely useful in the college game. I can think of many times over the years that LSU lost to inferior teams just because of the press. I hope JJ continues using it this year.
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I don't mind watching a team that utilizes all 35 seconds of the shot clock to get a good shot, as long as that team has lots of movement and good passing. Of course, oftentimes in those cases the good shots will present themselves earlier in the possession. The up tempo offenses are entertaining, but what I don't like is watching teams that jack up a lot of bad shots early in the possession just for the purpose of playing up tempo.
Last night was the first I've been able to see of this team, even if I was flipping back & forth between them & the Saints (should have just stuck to this one, and would have if it would have been solely my decision). Have to say that I was really happy with what I saw. They obviously still have lots of work to do, and need to keep recruiting well to add to this year's solid class, but the remainder of this season should have some exciting moments and it will be fun to watch the program develop.
Agree that I hate taking early dumb shots just because we are trying to run an up tempp offense. If the shot is not there, then move the ball around until one presents itself. We seem to struggle from long range too, so a 23 foot 3 pointer taken 10 seconds into the shotclock is not what we should be looking to do on offense
This team will play with no expectations this year and, evidently, win some big games. I think this year the PMAC gets a little more full than it was in previous years, then you are going nowhere but up in years 2 and 3 of Jones being here. I really do think this is the type of team that could provide that energy again. The fast style of play doesn't hurt...
"I guess you've just gotta find something you love to do and then... do it for the rest of your life." - Max Fisher
I agree with you. If I was down there right now I'd go ahead and get season tickets because they will improve with better prospects coming in. The prices will go up eventually and having the season tickets (the points system) will mean something when they get into the NCAA's.
I will make the trip from Shreveport for at least 3 games.
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