January 24, 2007

Tigers are punchless once again

Disregard all the talk about LSU having trouble scoring any zone defenses.

Vanderbilt didn't play any zone defense Wednesday and the Tigers offense was as inept as it had been against Arkansas last Saturday.

LSU scored one point more that it did against the Razorbacks. That offensive production was good enough or bad enough to enable Vanderbilt to deal the Tigers a 64-53 loss at the PMAC.

LSU, whose Southeastern Conference record fell to 2-3, lost a league game at home for the first time in 20 games. It was once again all about a lack of offense as the Tigers made a season-low 32 percent of their field goal attempts.

"We guarded them well enough," LSU coach John Brady said. "The answer isn't that we couldn't stop them. The answer is they score the ball much easier than we do. We have to do something. We have to be more patient and more detailed in our execution."

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