Riding a 10-game winning streak, the LSU Tigers, one the NCAA's
LSU joins top-ranked Tennessee
Skylar Mays was the catalyst for LSU in that comeback when he had a personal 9-0 run against Mizzou that kickstarted the turnaround. Ja'vonte Smart recorded two steals late in the game to keep Missouri off the board and then LSU put it away in OT.
The Aggies are looking for revenge after last season's heartbreaker at the buzzer to LSU. Texas A&M had lost six of their last seven before a 65-53 win over Kansas State got them back on track. Poor free-throw shooting has haunted the Aggies, who shoot a combined 68.4 percent from the charity stripe.
Savion Flagg is close to averaging a double-double per game at 12.6 points and 8.1 rebounds, but Texas A&M fails to have a single player average at least 13 points per game, which is cause for concern heading into February.
With Tennessee and Kentucky
LSU is favored by 5.5 over the Aggies and the game is scheduled for a 9:00 p.m. ET tipoff from Reed Arena in College Station.