LSU hoping lineup changes continue to pay off
BATON ROUGE - The LSU men's basketball team ended a two-game losing streak by beating South Carolina Saturday, 71-68.
While it's tough giving up a starting lineup spot, the case could be made it's even harder to do for the State of Louisiana Mr. Basketball last year and a senior guard this year - but that's what Jarell Martin and Andre Stringer did to help their team.
"It gave Jarell an opportunity to...maybe he had an opportunity to look from the bench," said head coach Johnny Jones of the game at South Carolina. "[Martin could] see what they were doing defensively, areas where he can get in to the gaps offensively and how their post guys were playing."
"He was able to go in and take advantage of it. He knocked down, and he scored in a variety of ways though. He scored from the perimeter shooting jumpers against their zone."
The win not only gave the Tigers some confidence, it also helped their defense start fast on the road...something they hope will carry over Wednesday when they go on the road again to play Ole Miss and their star three-point shooter Marshall Henderson.
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