What Happened Last Night
- South Carolina 74, Limestone 45: This was a mere tuneup against a Division II squad, so there’s not really a whole lot to take away from it. It’s probably not a great look to only be scoring a point per possession against a Division II team, but then South Carolina was hardly playing a “normal” rotation here; Chris Silva played only 10 minutes. Frank Booker led the Gamecocks with 17 points on 5-of-9 three-point shooting.
- Arkansas 95, Cal State Bakersfield 68: This game was competitive early, with the Razorbacks holding just a four-point lead at halftime, and then they ran away with it after halftime. Five Razorbacks scored in double figures led by Jaylen Barford with 19.
LSU at Memphis (9:00 PM ET, CBS Sports Network/CBSSports.com): The LSU Tigers look to close out their nonconference schedule with a win as they travel up to Memphis. On paper, Memphis isn’t bad at 9-3, but they’re currently ranked #164 in KenPom thanks to some struggles against bad teams; in their last two games, they beat #263 Siena by four and led #291 Loyola-Maryland by two with five minutes left. WIth a win tonight, LSU would be just one short of their win total from all of last season.
Bad Gambling Advice
Last night: 1-0 ATS; Season to Date: 49-47-2 ATS
- LSU at Memphis (+2.5): No, Memphis isn’t very good, but there are two factors weighing in their favor here. For one thing, LSU is a young team playing its first true road game of the season, and that situation almost never goes well for the road team. For another, Memphis, in spite of their struggles, is 9-0 at home this season. Take the points.