Three keys: LSU vs. Oregon (NIT) 

March, 13, 2012
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BATON ROUGE -- By the time the teams take the court tonight, LSU will have had all of 48 hours to study and digest a gameplan for Oregon.

It isn't too much of a departure from the Tigers' Wednesday-Saturday schedule in the SEC, but the short notice coupled with long travel seems certain to play a role in this NIT opener, despite coach Trent Johnson's insistence it wouldn't.

LSU and Oregon have never played, and both teams lost to both of their common opponents (Vanderbilt and Virginia), which makes this matchup a bit more difficult to break down.
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