UMass nips LSU 92-90

The Tigers lost a close game in Amherst, falling by two to the Minutemen in the team's season opener. Double-doubles from Johnny O'Bryant and Jordan Mickey weren't enough for LSU, who played without injured freshman Jarell Martin for most of the game.

LSU basketball dropped its first game of the 2013-14 season Tuesday, falling 92-90 at Massachusetts (3-0).

Johnny Jones' Tigers kept it close despite losing freshman forward Jarell Martin to an ankle injury 33 seconds into contest.

Johnny O'Bryant led the way for LSU with 23 points and 11 rebounds. Freshman Jordan Mickey also notched a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds (and five blocks).

Senior Andre Stringer chipped in 21 more points on 3-of-7 shooting from three-point range.

UMass was paced by senior point guard Chaz Williams, who finished with 24 points and nine assists.

The Minutemen went to the line 15 more times than LSU (40-25) and converted on 70% of their attempts, making the game an up-hill climb for LSU in the second half.

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LSU falls to UMass 92-90


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