While both teams began the season ranked in the top 25, that’s just about where the similarities end. LSU and Tulane are in two very different places as they prepare to face off Tuesday night inside Alex Box Stadium.
The Green Wave enter the match-up on a five-game winning streak. Meanwhile, the Tigers come off a second SEC series loss at Texas A&M.
What LSU has working in their favor is Tulane’s poor road record. The Wave are 2-4 on opponents’ territory, with three of those losses coming in midweek games. However, Tulane has experience on their side. Eight of nine in their starting lineup are juniors are seniors, and they’ve played in this game before. Head Coach David Pierce expects that veteran knowledge to be on display.
“What I’d like to see our players do is have a very mature approach,” says Pierce. “We’re an older team. I’d like to see them play as an older team.”
Pierce also admits that for some of his local players, the match-up with LSU is a big one. But as a team, it’s still just one game.
“We’d love to play well,” says Pierce. “And we’d love to come out on top, but it’s not a do or die win or loss.”
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