This is one LSU (18-8, 7-6) really needed.
But the Tigers couldn't pull out a victory in a back-and-forth battle in College Station Tuesday night, losing 68-62 to Texas A&M (18-7, 9-4) inside Reed Arena.
Jarell Martin and Jordan Mickey, LSU's top two scorers and rebounders for the season, both had off nights dealing with foul trouble and inconsistency. They combined for just 19 points, on 7-of-15 shooting, and 10 rebounds, both totals well below their collective season average.
The Aggies got a game-high 20 points from Danuel House and a big-time double-double from Louisiana native Kourtney Roberson, who finished with 16 points and 11 rebounds.
Perhaps the stat of the game: A&M out-rebounded LSU, the nation's sixth-leading team on the glass, to the tune of 38-31, with 14 of the Aggies' boards coming on the offensive end.
One bright spot for the Tigers was sophomore reserve Brian Bridgewater, who preyed on the home team's lack of inside presence to record nine points, six rebounds and a block when the Bayou Bengals needed it most.
After two straight games on the road, LSU will be back in the PMAC Saturday for a noon tipoff versus Florida.
LSU falls at Texas A&M 68-62
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