LSU (9-2) won its sixth straight game entering the Christmas break on Monday night by virtue of a 71-47 thumping of the College of Charleston (5-7) in the PMAC.
The Tigers got production across the board, a welcome sight with point guard Josh Gray (sprained ankle) out and some musical chairs in the starting lineup.
Sophomore Jarell Martin, who didn't start after missing shootaround, made the most of his time on the floor, finishing with a game-high 18 points, nine rebounds and three assists.
His frontcourt partner in crime, Jordan Mickey, was a force on both ends, tallying 15 points, 10 rebounds and six blocks, one short of a career high he tied on Thursday at UAB.
Neither played the final seven minutes and two seconds of the ballgame.
Johnny Jones' crew also got decent run from guards Keith Hornsby (11 points, four rebounds, three assists) and Tim Quarterman (eight points, six rebounds).
The game was never competitive as the Tigers led by double digits most of the first half and ran out to a 35-15 advantage at the break.
"I thought our guys did a tremendous job of being focused, concentrating and really coming out and playing with a great deal of intensity," Jones said. "I thought we got off to a great start. I thought we finished the half strong. I thought we came back out in the second half the same. I think it's a good sign for this basketball team."
LSU next plays on Monday, Dec. 29, at home versus Southern Mississippi.
Click on the link below to relive the game and get the latest news and notes on the team from the locker room via TSD's free live game thread.
LSU routs College of Charleston 71-47
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