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Tigers Look For Bounce Back In Second Season

by Scooter Hobbs

NEW ORLEANS — Call it what you want. But for struggling teams like LSU and Arkansas, the Southeastern Conference basketball affair is really the SEC-ond Chance Tournament. And both, frankly, could use a mulligan when they tip off the tournament against each other today at noon in the New Orleans Arena. The Tigers (17-13, 7-9 SEC), who just a couple of weeks ago were generating NCAA tournament “bubble” talk with a four-game winning streak, now come into postseason on a three-game losing streak. “We’ve got some making up to do,” LSU freshman point guard Anthony Hickey said. Arkansas (18-13, 6-10) has lost seven of its last nine.

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