Gents Do Battle in Baton Rouge
Thursday, November 27, 2008

SHREVEPORT – For the second straight weekend, the Centenary men’s basketball team will be in Baton Rouge for the LSU Classic. The Gents will be hosted by LSU on Friday and then play Alcorn State on Saturday; both contests are set to tip-off at 7 p.m.

Centenary comes into the game having dropped two in a row, failing to Northwestern State and Wichita State. The Gents did win their first game of the LSU Classic, defeating Troy 81-77.

Through five games for Centenary, senior Nick Stallings leads the way averaging 16 points per game. Also scoring in double figures for the Gents is junior Chase Adams, who scores 13.6 points and also gives off 4.6 assists a game, while sophomore Gary Redus II scores 10 points a game in split duty.

The Tigers are a perfect 3-0 this season, having defeated Jackson State, Alcorn State and Northwestern State. LSU’s offense is led by Bo Spencer, Marcus Thornton and Tasmin Mitchell, who average, 13, 12.7 and 12.3 points per game respectively.

Against the Tigers, Centenary is 1-6 all-time, with the first game being played in 1957 and the last one in 2004. In that contest in 1957, Centenary picked up the 83-75 win, while in 2004, the Gents lost 66-63 to the Tigers in the CenturyTel Center.

Alcorn, meanwhile, is still searching for its first win of the season, as it has fell South Alabama, Houston, Troy and LSU earlier this season. Though just three hours separates Centenary and Alcorn, this will be the first time the two schools have played one another.

All games can be heard on 91.3 KSCL and www.GoCentenary.com, while live stats will be on www.LSUSPORTS.net