LSU opening tip: LSU at Vanderbilt men's basketball at 5 p.m. _lowres

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- LSU coach Johnny Jones talks with guard Keith Hornsby during a surprising loss to Texas A&M this month. Jones tries to keep the Tigers aware of their vulnerability and South Carolina's big wins as the Gamecocks visit the Pete Maravich Assembly Center on Wednesday night.

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News and notes before the LSU at Vanderbilt men's basketball game at 5 p.m. on Saturday from Advocate sportswriter Sheldon Mickles.

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