Only one more half stands between LSU and the victory they were favored to collect coming into this evening. They have a bit of a cushion as they currently lead North Florida 36-18.
If LSU keeps playing like this, they'll bump their record up to 4-2 in no time. On the other hand, North Florida will have to make due with a 4-3 record unless they turn things around (and fast).
North Florida Ospreys @ LSU Tigers
Current Records: North Florida 4-2, LSU 3-2
How To Watch
- When: Friday, November 24, 2023 at 8 p.m. ET
- Where: Pete Maravich Assembly Center -- Baton Rouge, Louisiana
- TV: ESPN Plus
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What to Know
North Florida has enjoyed a three-game homestand but will soon have to dust off their road jerseys. They will square off against the LSU Tigers at 8:00 p.m. ET on Friday at Pete Maravich Assembly Center. The pair worked hard to overcome the odds in their previous battles and are surely both feeling confident heading into this clash.
Winning is just a little bit easier when you drain seven more threes than your opponent, a fact North Florida proved on Saturday. They walked away with a 67-58 victory over the Black Bears.
Meanwhile, the Tigers were able to grind out a solid victory over the Demon Deacons on Sunday, taking the game 86-80. The win made it back-to-back wins for LSU.
Among those leading the charge was Will Baker, who scored 23 points along with 8 rebounds. He continues to roll, besting his previous point total in each of the last three games he's played. The team also got some help courtesy of Jordan Wright, who scored 15 points along with 9 rebounds and 4 steals.
Their wins lifted both teams to an identical 4-2.
North Florida is hoping to beat the odds on Friday, as the experts think they're headed for a loss.
Some high-performance offense is likely on the agenda as North Florida and LSU are some of the highest scoring teams in the league. North Florida hasn't had any problem running up the score this season, having averaged 77.7 points per game. However, it's not like LSU struggles in that department as they've been even better at 78.2 per game. With both teams so easily able to put up points, the only question left is who can run up the score up higher Come back here after the game to find expert analysis of the match and other NCAA Basketball content.
LSU is a big 22.5-point favorite against North Florida, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The line on this game has moved quite a bit since it opened, as it started out with the Tigers as a 19-point favorite.
The over/under is set at 147 points.
LSU has won all of the games they've played against North Florida in the last 8 years.
- Dec 22, 2017 - LSU 104 vs. North Florida 52
- Nov 18, 2016 - LSU 78 vs. North Florida 70
- Dec 02, 2015 - LSU 119 vs. North Florida 108
Injury Report for LSU
- Jalen Cook: Out for the Season (Not Injury Related)