Originally written February 18, 2013 on Saturday Night Slant:
A month ago we wondered if LSU would be able to make a respectable season out of an 0-4 conference start. In short, yes they have. LSU is now .500 in conference play, having won six of their last eight to get to 6-6. LSU has even looked the part of a better team, having beaten the SEC cellar dwellars USC & Mississippi State convincingly in the past week.   LSU 64, South Carolina 46: The Tigers avenged their earlier OT loss to South Carolina at the Maravich Center. In this game, the Tigers travelled to Columbia with a fully healthy Johnny O'Bryant III and never really gave South Carolina a chance. Both teams opened unable to hit the broad side of a barn offensively, but LSU managed to keep the game close and went into the half with a two-point advantage. LSU outscored USC 38-22 in the second half, largely behind JOBIII's effort. O'Bryant logged 30 points and 10 rebounds, essentially accounting for half of LSU's offensive output. This follows JOBIII's...
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