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LSU Holding Press Conference Regarding Future Of Basketball Program Today

LSU athletic director Joe Alleva will have a press conference, where it is widely expected that he will announce the firing of basketball coach Johnny Jones.

LSU bowed out of the SEC Tournament on Wednesday night, with a 79-52 blowout loss to middling Mississippi State. The loss caps a 10-21 record for Jones, who many thought should have been dismissed after his 2015-16 team, which features eventual No. 1 NBA Draft pick Ben Simmons, went just 19-14 and missed the NCAA Tournament. This year's LSU team was an abysmal 2-16 in SEC play.

Today, Alleva will address the future of the program.

Earlier this week, NOLA.com reported that Jones would be dismissed after the SEC Tournament.

Considering the sports page of The Advocate today, Jones' future is not exactly a secret.

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In five years at LSU, Jones went 90-72, with a 42-48 record in SEC play. The Tigers made the NCAA Tournament in 2015, when, as a No. 9 seed, they lost to No. 8 NC State in the first round.

Jones' recruiting prowess may have further undercut his reputation as head coach. The inability to succeed with talents like Simmons on the roster made Jones an easy target over the last few years.

We'll update on Jones' status at LSU as Alleva makes his announcement.