LSU defeats Houston Baptist 75-58

LSU used a fast start and good defensive play to put Houston Baptist away early and cruise to a 75-58 victory.

On a night where the score was never really close, LSU won their eighth game of the season, with a 75-58 victory over Houston Baptist. LSU jumped out to an early 7-0 lead and never looked back.

By the end of the first half, the score was in favor of the Tigers, 36-25. Houston Baptist never got closer than 11 points for the rest of the night. As a team, LSU was 26-60 (43%) from the field, and 5-13 (39%) from the three-point line.

LSU outrebounded Houston Baptist 45-33 in the game. LSU turned the ball over 15 times tonight, and at times they came in bunches, leading to points by Houston Baptist.

LSU had three players lead them in scoring tonight. Shavon Coleman, Andre Stringer, and Jalen Courtney all had 11 points on the night. Malik Morgan added 9 points, as did Eddie Ludwig, Andrew Del Piero, and Charles Carmouche.

It was a very team-oriented game tonight, as the Tigers had 15 assists on the night. Shavon Coleman also led the team with 13 rebounds. Coleman and Andrew Del Piero also added 4 blocks on the night for the Tigers.

Defensively, LSU had nine steals, compared to just four by Houston Baptist. LSU was pretty effective from the free throw line tonight, going 18-26. To sum it up, it was a very efficient game for the Tigers, playing without two of their top players. It was a game that allowed other players to shine, and they most certainly did that tonight.


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