Gabe Blair’s back pain is something WSU coaches will need to be careful with all season. It sounds as if he will play on Saturday. Sitting out Monday’s game was a cautionary move. "He's going to try to pick his spots to go live in hopes that he can play Saturday," WSU coach Gregg Marshall said. "We just have to massage this through. We've got to try to let him play as much as he can and rest as much as he can."It is “very possible” Demetric Williams will play against LSU, Marshall said. Williams sat out the past two games for basketball and non-basketball reasons.LSU (6-3) strikes Marshall as a typical SEC team. “Long, athletic frontline and some perimeter players that can really shoot the basketball,” Marshall said.As highlighted by Monday’s first half/second half differences, Marshall wants more consistency from the Shockers. As he pointed out, almost every coach in the nation wants the same thing. “I’d like to be better defensively,” he said. “I’d like to rebound better on both ends. Box out and pursue the ball on the defensive glass. Everyone who’s supposed to go, consistently go on the offensive end. Don’t settle for the first box out. I’d like to make better decisions with the ball.”If you thought the Shockers missed some open post players in Monday’s game, you aren’t alone. ” I wasn’t pleased with our passing,” Marshall said. “I thought we had open receivers at times and we don’t throw it to them. Then we wait and then make a more difficult pass that maybe goes out of bounds. These are from veteran players making those plays. You have to wonder when it’s going to kick in.”From the WSU ticket office – around 11,500 tickets sold for Tuesday’s game at Intrust Bank Arena against Tulsa. IBA seats 15,004 for basketball.