LSU's basketball team may be pretty mediocre this season (2-4 in the SEC), but there was a time when they were one of the most exciting college basketball teams in the entire country.
During the Dale Brown era LSU appeared in two Final Fours in the early 80s, but it may have been Brown's 1989-1990 team that was the most exciting squad, albeit underachieving.
Replete with NBA players Chris Jackson, Stanley Roberts and, oh yeah, Shaquille O'Neal, the Tigers entered the season ranked #2 in the nation, but faied to play through to the second weekend of the NCAA Tournament as a #5 seed. You could argue they are one of the most talented teams nobody really remembers.
Passed along by SB Nation's "And the Valley Shook," this unearthed 1990 video of the Tigers taking on the UNLV Runnin' Rebels - yes that incredible Runnin' Rebels squad - takes us back to a time when coaches coached less and players scored more. This was also the year that Loyola Marymount scored 124 points a game, a record that may stand forever.
The Tigers prevailed in this wild 107-105 game, for the record, and were led by Jackson who dropped 35.