PREVIEW: Gents Head South to Face LSU
Tuesday, November 23, 2010

SHREVEPORT-Coming off a heartbreaking loss at home to Northwestern State, the Centenary men's basketball team will head south to face LSU on Wednesday. Tip-off slated to begin at 7 pm in Baton Rouge, La.

LAST TIME OUT
Despite the Gents shooting an impressive 55 percent from the floor and recording three double-figure scorers, the Centenary men's basketball team saw its first half lead disappear in a 83-70 heartbreaker to Northwestern State.

MAXX MAKES MOST OF MINUTES
Junior Maxx Nakwaasah recorded his third straight double-digit game with a game-best 19 points in the loss to NSU on Monday evening. The forward had previous games of 12 against Arkansas-Monticello and UT-Martin. This effort was his 14th career double figure scoring game.

LOGAN LOGS 15
Freshman Logan Lowery logged 15 points on a 7-of-11 effort from the floor, for a career-best in his short season. Off the bench, Lowery played 28 minutes, second most on the team against NSU. To accompany his points, he dished off four assists and had one block and one steal.

REBOL RECORDS START
Freshman Andrew Rebol notched his first start of the season and played 14 minutes against NSU. The center held his own against a height-dominating Demon squad, contributing with seven points, four rebounds, and one block.

DAVIS DRAINS THREES FOR CAREER-BEST
Sophomore Leo Davis tallied 12 points on three treys for the Gents against NSU, which proved to be a career-best, surpassing his previous high of nine points, which came last year against UL-Lafayette.

STEALIN' SIMS
Sophomore Travis Sims, defensively had a strong showing against NSU, tallying five steals for a game-best and career-high. His previous high came last year against IPFW with two.

SHOOTING SHINES
Centenary shot the best its shot in a while, firing off an impressive 55 percent from the field on a 27-of-49 effort. In the four previous games, the Gents combined for an average of 32 percent (64-199).

24 MORE?
Centenary faced a scrappy NSU team that finished having shot 24 more free throws than the Gents on Monday. Centenary was 10-of-20 from the charity stripe and NSU was slightly better, making 27-44. The Gents faced foul trouble early as three players eventually saw the bench before the final buzzer.

OFFENSIVE HIGHLIGHTS
Nakwaasah paces the team with 11.0 ppg, while senior Roman Tubner leads with 16 assists after a seven-assist effort against NSU. Lowery is shooting a team-best 48 percent (15-31) from the floor.

DEFENSIVE HIGHLIGHTS
Trotman is averaging 7.4 rebounds per game and has a team-best seven blocks through five games. Tubner has notched seven steals to lead the way.

SCOUTING LSU
SEC LSU will host Centenary with a record of 2-2. The Tigers have wins over Northwestern State (87-78) and UT-Martin (79-56), but has dropped games to Nicholls State (62-53) and Memphis (70-61).

The Tigers are led by Andre Stringer with 15.8 ppg, while Ralston Turner follows with 12.0 ppg. Storm Warren paces the squad on the boards with 8.0 rpg.

LSU-CENTENARY HISTORY
Centenary and LSU will meet for the ninth time in history. The Tigers lead the Gents, 7-1 and haven't met on the hardwood since the 2008-09 season when LSU earned a 64-58 win over Centenary in Baton Rouge, La.

GAME COVERAGE
The Centenary-LSU game will be available for viewing on www.lsusports.com.

NEXT TIME OUT
Following Wednesday's game, Centenary will take a few days off before returning to play on Tuesday, Nov. 30 at Northwestern State. Tip-off set to begin at 7:45 pm in Natchitoches, La following the women's game at 5:45 pm.