LOOK: Crowd at LSU-Mississippi State game in SEC Tournament appears super small

March 08, 2018
  • By Andrew Astleford
  • SEC Country

Plenty of seats appear available for the SEC Tournament game between LSU and Mississippi State.

On Thursday night, the Tigers and Bulldogs faced off in a second round game at Scottrade Center in St. Louis. It followed two dramatic games earlier in the day, with Alabama beating Texas A&M on a last-second shot by Collin Sexton and Georgia edging out Missouri during Michael Porter Jr.’s return.

Not each SEC Tournament game will be a high-demand event, but the crowd shown in the photo below shortly before the LSU-Mississippi State game isn’t pretty.

Check out the sight, courtesy of The Advocate’s Sheldon Mickles:

A sparse "crowd" on hand for #LSU vs. Miss. State with 15 minutes to go to tipoff. pic.twitter.com/k5Vd1vZMXZ

— Sheldon Mickles (@MicklesAdvocate) March 8, 2018

The development was notable to some on Twitter:

Looks like about 600 folks are packing out the @ScottradeCenter for the #SECTourney tonight. Unreal

— Trey Wallace (@TreyW_SEC) March 8, 2018

It'll fill in as the Kentucky fans finish dinner. https://t.co/G0cJve0Nmh

— Hugh Kellenberger (@HKellenbergerCL) March 9, 2018

You can understand this scene. Neither LSU or Mississippi State are particularly close to St. Louis, and those respective school’s basketball fan bases aren’t known as huge traveling groups.

Expect the crowd in St. Louis to look better when Kentucky starts SEC Tournament play Friday against Georgia. Still, if you’re in the St. Louis area and looking for something to do Thursday night, it looks like you can find a spot at Scottrade Center without much trouble.

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