Confident Thornton is vital for LSU

Let’s see.
I think I have this right.

The LSU Tigers have played 34 basketball games this season, all for the privilege of playing the Tar Heels of North Carolina in their home state.
At least, that’s what the NCAA Tournament bracket says.
I’m sure, if you asked the LSU coach, Trent Johnson, he’d grab a quote from the coaching bible: “We’ll take ’em one at a time.”
That’s right, coach, do not look ahead.