STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Cameron Thomas scored 25 functions, Javonte Natty had 22 functions and 11 assists, and LSU pulled away down the stretch to beat Mississippi Advise 94-80 on Wednesday night.
Darius Days added 16 functions and 11 rebounds and Trendon Watford had 14 functions for LSU (12-6, 7-4 Southeastern Convention).
Deivon Smith made a layup to cap an 8-2 spurt that trimmed Mississippi Advise’s deficit to 73-70 with 8 minutes to play. Natty answered with a step-assist go-away jumper and Thomas followed with a 3-pointer to originate a 12-3 wander that pushed LSU’s lead into double figures for appropriate.
Tolu Smith had 24 functions on 10-of-11 taking pictures and grabbed 11 rebounds for Mississippi Advise (11-10, 5-7). Derek Fountain scored 20 functions, Iverson Molinar added 16 and Deivon Smith 12.
LSU space season highs for discipline-aim proportion (61.3) and assists (22). The Tigers scored 26 functions off 15 Mississippi Advise turnovers and had a 24-8 assist in rapidly-ruin functions.
Thomas hit a jumper to make it 35-34 with 2: 45 left in basically the most well-known half and LSU led the rest of the technique.
The Bulldogs, who went into the game ranked No. 32 nationally in discipline-aim proportion protection (39.9), gave up their most functions in a game since a 98-92 loss to Auburn on February 7, 2017.
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