The LSU Tigers have dispatched each of their first four opponents this season, but will face their toughest test yet against a Belmont squad that has won at least 19 games in 16 straight seasons.
Belmont ranks 29th in assist-to-turnover ratio and 22nd in points scored on a per-possession basis with all of their top 10 scorers from the 2020-21 season back. On the other side LSU is 17th in points scored per possession while also generating 13.5 steals per game, which is second in the country.
Though LSU ranks in the top five in points allowed on a per-possession basis, Belmont has made opponents earn their points, ranking 14th in free-throw attempts allowed on a per-possession basis.
Belmont ranks 23rd in the nation in field-goal shooting percentage — paced by guard Grayson Murphy’s 64.3 percent — and will hit enough shots to give LSU a scare on Monday.
The play: Belmont, spread.