Three keys: LSU vs. Oregon (NIT) 

March, 13, 2012
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.

To continue reading this article you must be an Insider

No. 2 CB Sheffield Talks Recruiting
Fort Bend Marshall cornerback Kendall Sheffield landed at No. 12 in the new ESPN 300. That's good enough to earn him the top spot in Texas. Sheffield spoke about the ranking, a recent trip to LSU and his decision date with ESPN's Phil Murphy.Tags: Kendall Sheffield, Fort Bend Marshall, RecruitingNation, ESPN 300, high school football recruiting, Phil Murphy