the opener of the tournament, Samford needed overtime to win its fourth straight
game, 64-59, over
Thursday night's second session of round-robin play, Samford will take on
The Raiders didn't turn the ball over in the first 20 minutes of play and managed to state close to the Tigers, training just 36-28 at the intermission. LSU came out smoking from the field, shooting over 70 percent for the first 12 minutes of the second half and used a 10-0 run to boost the margin to 60-34 with 11:25 to play and eventually led by as much as 28, 71-43, in the final two minutes.
"Just from sitting on the bench and getting a feel for our team, that was as good as I have felt since the Texas A&M game," said LSU Coach John Brady. "We approached the game unselfishly and I think we you are unselfish on offense, you are better at getting balls in the basket.
"We had 19 assists and 28 field goals and that is pretty good. We had good player movement and good ball movement. We shot well for the most part and took care of the basketball. Our challenge now is to get some rest and to do it again (Thursday)."