Tigers End Basketball Season With 10-21 Record

LSU's basketball team has finished the season with a record of 10 wins and 21 losses following its defeat in the opening round of the SEC tournament.

The Tigers fell to Mississippi State, 79-52.  The Tigers shot just 33.3 percent for the game (18-of-54).

Coach Johnny Jones may get the word today that he's being dismissed after five seasons at LSU.  Jones said after the loss last night that he's waiting to hear from Athletic Director Joe Alleva.

"I'm sure I'll look forward to hopefully visiting with someone in the near future so I'll -- as I know, I'm sure you guys will know."

"I don't have any excuses about what happened this year. Shoot, I've got the keys, driving the bus. It was a tough year for us and I think people go through tough years and I think you can look at when I came in and the first four years where we were and how we're building the program and some great things were happening," Jones said.

As for what went wrong this season, Jones said "I think it's a combination of a lot of things from prior seasons."

"We've lost five guys in the NBA over the last four years and big turnover for us, very young basketball team and inexperienced, and I think we played experienced teams this year and did not respond the way we needed to, and after about Christmas time, I thought we had gotten off -- we lost our starting center and played the rest of the year with one starter from the previous year's people. When you're playing with that least amount of experienced guys in a league that I think is very good and challenging, unfortunately, those things happen to you and we've been on the mat and it's something that you don't enjoy."

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