“We don’t have a go-to stopper, so we’ll just have to run a couple different bodies at him,” Wade said of Gray. “He does a really good job, and they’ve got some shooters around him.”
So the Tigers, who rank 290th among 351 D-I teams in field-goal defense, have their work cut out for them in what will be their third-toughest test of the season behind Notre Dame and Michigan.
The Tigers fell hard to Notre Dame 92-53, but upset Michigan 77-75 one night earlier.
“Obviously, we have to get back in transition because they push the ball and play up-tempo,” LSU point guard Tremont Waters said of Houston. “We pretty much feel like we just have to go out and do what we know how to do; play like we did against Michigan … play with a chip on our shoulder.”