Associated Press photo by Mark Zaleski -- LSU guard Jalyn Patterson dives for a loose ball during the second half Saturday in Nashville, Tenn. Patterson scored 10 points and had three assists in the Tigers' 79-75 overtime win over Vanderbilt.

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The victories are coming and the RPI is increasing. If the NCAA tournament were this week the LSU men's basketball team, by plenty of accounts, would definitely be in. But how good are the Tigers are what lies ahead? Advocate Online Sports Editor Pierce W. Huff and Advocate sportswriter Sheldon Mickles answer those questions in this week's "Advocate Sports: LSU men's basketball podcast."

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