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LSU Tigers

Written by Erick Blasing

Erick and his wife reside in Baraboo, Wisconsin where he teaches social studies at Baraboo High School. In 2016, Erick will begin his first season as a Men’s Assistant for University of Wisconsin-Baraboo/Sauk County, a two year campus that competes in the Wisconsin Collegiate Conference. Men’s Basketball Assistant; August 2016-Present UW-Baraboo/Sauk County, Baraboo, WI Assistant Coach Boy’s Basketball; May 2015-August 2016 Baraboo High School, Baraboo, WI Head Coach Varsity Boy’s Basketball; July 2011-May 2015 Sparta High School; Sparta, WI Tripled opportunities for K-3rd grade basketball players in 2013-2014 Led team to 4th & 7th most wins in program’s previous 20 seasons. Hired as one of the youngest head coaches in the state of Wisconsin. Varsity Assistant Girl’s Basketball; November 2009 – April 2011 La Crosse Central High School; La Crosse, WI 8th Grade Assistant Boy’s Basketball; November 2008 – December 2008 Riverside Middle School; Watertown, WI Head Coach 5th-12th Grade Boy’s Basketball; October 2006 – March 2008 Monroe County Christian School; Tomah, WI CAMP COACHING EXPERIENCE University of Wisconsin-Madison Tubby Smith Camps, University of Minnesota University of Iowa North Dakota State University Butler University University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Coach Z Hoop Camp by Don Zierdan Wisconsin Basketball Yearbook Exposure Camp Snow Valley Iowa Basketball School

February 7, 2016

LSU Tigers Man and Zone Set Plays
From 1/26/16 game vs. Georgia

There are not too many 13-8 teams that are garnering the national attention that the LSU Tigers are seeing. That is what happens, however, when you have a type of recruit that the Tigers have in Ben Simmons. The Australian raised player has not been in the states too long but from his time at Montverde Academy to his freshman season at LSU, Simmons has everyone noticing.

The Tigers are currently 13-8 overall with a SEC record of 6-2. The Tigers, led by Simmons and others, are 11-2 at home, 2-4 on the road, and 0-2 on neutral floors. While an early season loss to mid-major Charleston seemed to show the youth of the Tigers, there are currently 7 underclassmen on the Tigers roster and only 2 seniors, their most recent loss by 2 to the #1 ranked Oklahoma Sooners show that maybe LSU is peaking at the right time.

Of their 8 losses, 5 have been by 7 points or fewer. The Tigers are currently shooting 47% from the field with Simmons leading the team at 56%. From 3, the Tigers are shooting 33% with Keith Hornsby leading the team at 41%. Defensively the TIgers have only allowed teams to shoot 43% from the field and 35% from 3. The Tigers currently (2/2/16) hold a +1.8 rebounding margin and a +4 assist margin over their opponents. The Tigers also hold a solid +1.3 turnover/assist ration.

LSU Tigers

Through 19 games, Freshman Ben Simmons is leading the team with 19.5 ppg, field goal percentage at 56%, field goal attempts with 12.0 att/g, field goals made with 6.7 att/g, free throw attempts with 177, free throws made with 126, rebounds with 12.5 (leading the team on the offensive and defensive side of the floor), assists, steals, blocks, turnovers, and minutes played. It is clear what all of the fuss this season is about and it will be a great ride to see where this journey takes Ben Simmons and the LSU Tigers.

To measure the Tigers growth, key games will take place in February vs. Texas A&M and South Carolina. The first matchup vs. the Aggies saw the Tigers fall 71-57 on the road. The Aggies currently now sit at #8 with a 18-3 record and 1st in the SEC at 7-1 (2/2/16). The matchup with #25 South Carolina Gamecocks in Columbia, SC (19-2 on 2/2/16) will be the one and only regular season meeting between the two squads this season.

On 1/26/16, the Tigers hosted Georgia and controlled the game for the most part. Despite Georgia rolling out a 2-3 zone, the Tigers were able to keep the Bulldogs at arms length until the final minute. A late rally by Georgia nearly pulled off the upset but LSU remained poised and held on for the 89-85 victory.

This man set and zone looks helped the Tigers to control the Bulldogs for the majority of the contest. Hopefully these looks can help you team pull off a big home or road victory in your season. Good luck and enjoy the journey!

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LSU Tigers Man and Zone Set Plays by Erick Blasing

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