No. 19 LSU hosting Texas A&M with opportunity to stop three-game slide

The LSU basketball team looks to get back on its winning ways Wednesday night when its hosts Texas A&M at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.

The game is scheduled to tip just after 8 p.m. on Dale Brown Court with the game broadcast on the affiliates of the LSU Sports Network (98.1-FM) with the Voice of the Tigers Chris Blair and former LSU head coach John Brady. Roy Philpott and Mark Wise will be on site to call the telecast on the SEC Network.

Tickets remain on sale with $5 tickets available online at LSUTix.net and at the upper concourse ticket windows beginning at 7 p.m. on game night. LSU Students are admitted free with a valid ID and the first 500 students will receive a free T-shirt courtesy of McDonald’s.

No. 19 LSU (15-4, 3-4 in the Southeastern Conference) is looking to stop a three-losing streak, including a loss to Arkansas on Jan. 15 that stopped the Tigers 13-game winning streak in the building.

Texas A&M (15-4, 4-2) comes in off two losses after winning their first four conference games.

LSU coach Will Wade said that both Xavier Pinson and Darius Days will be game-time decisions.

Pinson is still recovering from an MCL sprain and bone bruise suffered in the first Tennessee game (Jan. 8) while Days has had two battles with an ankle roll in the games last week. Pinson began to work out at the end of last week, while Days did not practice on Monday with the Tigers.

Sophomore transfer Tari Eason led LSU with 16 points while the surging freshman Brandon Murray had 15 for the Tigers. Eric Gaines added 10 for LSU against the Volunteers. Eason is averaging 16.0 points a game while Days is at 13.1 points and Murray at 9.7 a contest.

Manny Obaseki led the Aggies in the Arkansas loss with 19 points while Hassan Diarra added 12. Henry Coleman leads Texas A&M starters with an 11.1 scoring average, but he is averaging a team-best 16.0 points and 6.2 rebounds in SEC play. Coleman is shooting 66.1 percent (39-of-59) from the floor in league play.

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