BATON ROUGE, La. – “We just gotta have better discipline with the ball. Not turn the ball over as much. We’ve gotta rebound better. We’ve gotta get more actively defensively. We’ve gotta do a much better job converting.”

LSU head coach Will Wade filibustered about the issues the Tigers’ showed last week, even after pushing their record to 7-0. The Bayou Bengals are also coming off their first early season tournament win outside Baton Rouge since 1999, but General Wade wants his troops at an even higher level.

“We’ve got to maximize what we’re doing, everyday. We gotta maximize what we’re doing in practice, everyday. We gotta maximize our preparation. We gotta maximize how we eat, how we sleep, everything. We’ve gotta lot of growth we need to continue to make. We’re still lightyears from where I think we can be, and it’s my job to get us there,” Wade said.

The Emerald Coast Classic was LSU’s first road test this year, but the Purple and Gold battled through adversity, including an overtime win against Penn State, and walked away with a tournament title.

“It was our first game away from the PMAC against some high-major talent so it was new. There was a bit of an adjustment as you guys saw in the first game. After we made that adjustment, I felt like we just took it and ran with it, did really well,” forward Tari Eason said.

LSU returns to the PMAC Wednesday versus the University of Ohio. Tipoff is 7 p.m.

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