The Tigers were again without freshman forward Jarell Martin (sprained ankle) but received major contributions from froncourt players Jordan Mickey (16 points and 11 rebounds) and Johnny O'Bryant (9 points, 11 rebounds).
LSU led only 32-28 at the half, but senior Andre Stringer woke up after the break, scoring 18 of his team-high 19 points, including four makes from downtown.
Former Tiger Matt Derenbecker put in eight points, all in the first half, and grabbed eight rebounds in his return to the PMAC as a Privateer.
After the game, coach Johnny Jones was less than pleased with his team's effort.
"I'm disappointed in our effort from the tip," Jones said. "I didn't think we came out as focused and with the intensity level that we needed to tonight. I thought UNO did an excellent job of game planning and coming in and taking advantage of us because of the lack of aggressiveness that we had early on."
Click on the link below for more from Jones and the players postagme as well as final stats and my running game blog.
Tigers top UNO, 81-54