Ohio is heading south.
For the second time in two weeks, Ohio will face a Southeastern Conference opponent when it travels to face LSU in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on Wednesday night. While not as strong as Ohio’s previous SEC opponent — then-No. 13 Kentucky — LSU is still a team to be reckoned with. It has received votes in all four of the weekly Associated Press Top 25 Polls, and it is one of the 20 remaining undefeated teams in the NCAA.
Here’s what you need to know about LSU ahead of Wednesday’s matchup:
Venue: Maravich Center
Time: 7 p.m. (8 p.m. EST)
Watch: SEC Network+
Listen: Ohio IMG Sports Network
Live stats: Live stats are provided here.
Meet the opponent
05 Mwani Wilkinson
01 Xavier Pinson
00 Brandon Murray
04 Darius Days
15 Efton Reid
Individual statistical leaders
Points: Days (16.6 points per game)
Rebounds: Tari Eason (8.3 rebounds per game)
Assists: Pinson (Five assists per game)
Field goal percentage: Bradley Ezewiro (66.7%)
3-point percentage: Days (44.2%)
Free throw percentage: Parker Edwards (100%)
Team statistical profile
Points per game: 81.4
Rebounds per game: 40.1
Assists per game: 14.9
Field goal percentage: 47.1%
3-point percentage: 33.8%
Free throw percentage: 79.4%
This will be the first time Ohio and LSU have ever met.
Player to watch
Days — The senior opened up his season by dropping 30 points and six rebounds against Louisiana-Monroe. Days is third in the SEC for points per game and has scored in double digits in all but two games this season. Days was also named the SEC Player of the Week last Monday after knocking back five 3-pointers against Liberty on Nov. 15 and recording a double-double against McNeese on Nov. 18.