3 Reason LSU has a Chance in March Madness

Although LSU began their conference schedule by splitting their first four games, the Tigers started their season by winning eight of their first 10 games. They are hoping that start will set the tone for contention both in the SEC conference and during March Madness.

LSU as a team and Johnny O’Bryant III himself are reasons why they could make a run deep into March.

Jonny O’Bryant

Considering his size, 6 foot 9 inches and weighing 256 pounds, O’Bryant has some scary ability. The fact that the junior is living up to expectations will have SEC opponents on edge each and every game.

If you have followed LSU and O’Bryant, you know his collegiate career has gotten off to a slow start. But he is developing into a threatening player that can take control of a game. O’Bryant leads the Tigers in points per game (14.3) and rebound (7.6).
O’Bryant is the big body that any team would love to have, and his ability and talent makes him even more important and the kind of player that you can build around.

Secondary Scoring

What makes LSU a contender is that O’Bryant doesn’t have to do it all and has a strong cast of scorers around him.

Sure, O’Bryant is the key in the middle and manages the team on both ends of the hardwood, but the Tigers have sine excellent talent around him.

Andre Stringer and Jarell Martin both have been averaging over nine points per game. But the biggest surprise is the performance of Jordan Mickey. The freshman forward’s 13.1 points per game average ranks second on the team. Mickey is also second on the team in rebounds with an average of 6.9 boards per game.

You can only expect LSU to get better as this core of players improve their chemistry.

Lack of Expectation

The funny thing about LSU and their talented, but young squad is that no one is expecting too much from them. That is what makes the Tigers so dangerous in the SEC as well as the national stage.

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