Tuesday, Dec. 19 • Baton Rouge, La. • 7:00 p.m. CT • Maravich Assembly Center
Sam Houston State (6-5, 0-0 Southland) at LSU (6-3, 0-0 SEC)
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HUNTSVILLE – Coming off a win over Little Rock on Friday, the Sam Houston State Bearkats will take on an SEC team on the road for the second time in the span of a week when it battles LSU on Tuesday night at the Maravich Assembly Center in Baton Rouge.
Wednesday’s game can be watched online on SEC Network Plus and on the WatchESPN app with Chris Blair and former LSU head coach John Brady on the call. Live stats will also be available and fans can get live updates of the game via Twitter by following @BearkatsMBB.
Against the Trojans on Friday it was Christopher Galbreath Jr. once again turning in a big game, pumping in 22 points and nine rebounds for the second straight outing. The senior from Chicago has surpassed 20 points in each of his last three games and currently ranks sixth in the Southland with 16.1 points per game.
John Dewey dished out seven more assists in the game and has 17 over his last two games, but it has been defense that has been that has continued to get the Bearkats in the win column. The Kats currently lead the SLC in points allowed (62.6 ppg) and have held its opponent below 60 points in each of its six wins to date.
Meanwhile, the Tigers stand at 6-3 on the season after dropping consecutive games to Houston and most recently Stephen F. Austin, 83-82 on Saturday in Baton Rouge in last-second fashion. They are averaging better than 84 points per game under first-year head coach Will Wade and are led by freshman guard Tremont Waters who is pacing the team with 18.2 points per game and leads the SEC in assists (6.4 apg).
SERIES vs LSU
Sam Houston is searching for its first win over the Tigers in what will be the third meeting between the teams. The last time SHSU and LSU met it was a close game that went the Tigers’ way late. The Kats trailed by just three with four minutes to play before LSU’s Jarrell Martin hit a critical 3-point basket that enabled the Tigers to score 15 of the game’s final 24 points.