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Boot Up: Tigers Atop the SEC + Emmitt Williams

by Cody Worsham
Boot Up: Tigers Atop the SEC + Emmitt Williams

On today’s show, we recap LSU’s 83-79 win over Georgia over the weekend, which, coupled with Kentucky’s win over Tennessee, saw the Tigers move into a tie for first place in the SEC. We break down Naz Reid‘s penchant for strong second halves, why Will Wade loved Javonte Smart‘s technical foul, and the success of the Tigers’ three-guard lineup. 

We also preview the first game of a three-game homestand for LSU, as Florida comes to town on Wednesday, before answering a few listener questions.

Finally, we sit down with freshman forward Emmitt Williams, who remains one of the most delightful people you’ll ever meet. He opened up about his fear of spiders, the memories of fallen friends that inspire him to play his heart out every night, and, yes, his short shorts. 

Show outline:

2:30 – Breaking down the Georgia win

3:20 – Naz Reid‘s huge second halves

4:20 – Javonte Smart‘s shooting on the road

4:45 – T’d Up

5:50 – Will Wade LOVES Javonte Smart and his technical foul

7:15 – “He’s as real as they come”

8:15 – Three guards are better than one

10:20 – Florida preview

12:57 – The turning point of the season

14:55 – What if LSU goes 2-0 this week?

16:10 – Zooming in vs. zooming out

18:20 – NCAA Tournament seeding

19:47 – What a week!

22:20 – Emmitt Williams joins the show

22:40 – Talkin’ baseball

23:35 – Being recruited by Will Wade

24:45 – Going viral at a young age

26:00 – First in the family to go to college

27:15 – Antonio Blakeney

28:20 – Every day is not promised

29:00 – Riding the Hog

29:35 – Spiders!

31:35 – Trust

33:30 – Short shorts