Against Tulane (Jan. 3, a 75-58 LSU win), Thomas had 20 points and nine rebounds while shooting 6-of-8 from the field and a perfect 8-of-8 from the charity stripe. Thomas added two assists, four blocks and two steals in 27 minutes of playing time.
Thomas also came up big in the one-point, 67-66, loss at No. 2 Connecticut on Saturday, posting a double-double of 15 points and 13 rebounds to go along with his second blocks. Thomas has had double-doubles in four of the last five games and has a league-leading eight for the season.
Thomas is presently averaging 13.9 points per game and a league-leading 9.8 rebounds a game. He also leads the league in block average at 3.1 a contest.
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