Bayou Brew 1/12: Strive For Five

Today, we're previewing a weekend full of LSU athletics!

Good morning. The weekend is here, which means tidying up around the house. Make it a little more fun by heading over to the LSU SportShop and grabbing a 2024 LSU baseball poster for your wall!

What did we pour into today's Brew?

🏀 Midseason watchlist
🤸‍♂️ Flippin’ in Utah
🐯 And much, much more!

The Climb. Get ready for another weekend of gymnastics with season two of The Climb! Join the Tigers at their annual team advance, learn their new theme, and go behind the scenes of Gym 101.

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🔼  On Wooden Watch. LSU was the only school with three players on the Wooden Award Midseason Top-25 Watchlist. Angel Reese, Aneesah Morrow, and Mikaylah Williams made the list as LSU’s top-three scorers. Angel is averaging 19.8 points per game, Aneesah averages 18.5, and Mikaylah 16.9. They’re strong candidates for the 2024 John R. Wooden Award Women’s Player of the Year.

🔼  Everybody Eats. The nation’s No. 1 scoring defense had no answer for the nation’s top offense. The Tigers took down Texas A&M 87-70, with all five starters scoring in double figures. Aneesah Morrow led the Tigers in scoring with 21 points, adding eight rebounds and two steals. Angel Reese recorded her eighth double-double of the season with 20 points and 18 rebounds. Hailey Van Lith scored 14, Mikaylah Williams 16, and Flau’Jae Johnson scored 10. LSU will be back in action on Sunday at Auburn.

🔼 Wildcard Weekend. LSU’s football season may be finished, but there are still some former Tigers on the field! Actually, quite a few. There are 27 former LSU players in the NFL Playoffs that start this weekend. 14 of those players are on active rosters, nine on practice squads, and four on injured reserve. They’ll start things off with wild-card weekend on Saturday. Check out which Tigers to look for!

🔼 Strive For Five. The men’s basketball team is chasing their fifth-straight win this weekend against some tough competition. They’re playing at No. 16 Auburn tomorrow at 5 pm on the SEC Network. LSU is currently 2-0 in conference play, and so is Auburn. Hear from Coach McMahon earlier this week on The Matt McMahon Show!

🔼  Competitive Quad. The LSU gymnastics team is in West Valley City, Utah for the Sprouts Farmers Market Collegiate Quad! The quad meet includes No. 1 Oklahoma, No. 2 Utah, No. 5 LSU, and No. 12 UCLA. Competition will start on Saturday at 3 pm CT on ABC.


Today’s trivia question…

Which NFL team will former Tiger Leonard Fournette be playing for this weekend?

Think you got it? Scroll to the bottom of this email for the answer. 


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Friday 1/12

🎽 Track & Field hosts LSU Purple Tiger @ 11:00am

Saturday 1/13

🤸‍♂️ Gymnastics at Sprouts Farmers Market Collegiate Quad @ 3:00pm | ABC | Meet Info

🏀 Men’s Basketball at Auburn @ 5:00pm | Listen | SEC Network

Sunday 1/14

🏀 Women’s Basketball at Auburn @ 2:00pm | Listen | ESPN


Answer: Buffalo Bills

🐯 Have a great weekend, y'all!