LSU Hoops Heads To Gainesville To Meet Florida

BATON ROUGE -- - The LSU Tigers will try to parlay Saturday’s victory over Arkansas at home into a road victory here Wednesday when LSU and Florida meet in the Exactech Arena at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center as SEC Basketball enters its final four weeks.

It will be another road-home week for LSU as the Tigers will be back at home on Saturday for a 3 p.m. game with Ole Miss.

The LSU-Florida game will tip at 6:30 p.m. ET (5:30 p.m. CT) and will be televised on the SEC Network with Mike Morgan and Pat Bradley on the call. The radio broadcast will be available on the affiliates of the LSU Sports Radio Network with Chris Blair and John Brady calling the action (Eagle98.1 FM the Baton Rouge flagship).

LSU is 13-9 overall and 4-6 in the SEC, after the 94-86 win over Arkansas that broke a two-game road losing streak. Florida is 15-8, 6-4, and coming off a 68-50 loss at home to Alabama. The Gators have lost three straight conference games, two of them at home.

Coach Will Wade said at his Tipoff luncheon presented by UPS at L’Auberge on Tuesday that Daryl Edwardswill start in place of Randy Onwuasor on Wednesday. Edwards helped spark the Tigers in the first half of the Arkansas game with 14 points, including three three-pointers.

Tremont Waters had 27 points and 11 assists in the game for his fourth game of the year with 10 or more assists. LSU had five players in double figures and hit 15-of-30 treys, but struggled to stop the Razorbacks in transition.

Egor Koulechov leads Florida with a 14.3 points per game average with two other starters in double figures for Coach Michael White. Chris Chiozza averaged 12.3 points and 6.0 assists and KeVaughn Allen 11. 5 points per game.

This is the only meeting of the season between the Tigers and the Gators and the first for LSU in Gainesville since the O’Connell Center was renovated. Follow updates on the game on Twitter @lsuBasketball and at


(Press Release Provided by LSU Athletics)

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