LSU 104, Nicholls St. 57
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP)—Glen Davis had a double-double by halftime, finishing with 19 points, in sparking LSU to a 104-57 non-conference victory against Nicholls State on Monday night.
Davis, who made all four of his first-half field goal attempts, had 12 points and 11 rebounds in 15 minutes. In addition, he had two assists and two blocked shots as the Tigers jumped out to a 49-20 halftime advantage.
LSU (2-0) took control of the game with a 15-0 run early in the first half. Tyrus Thomas started the spurt with a layup after a pass from Darrel Mitchell to put the Tigers ahead 8-5. Davis then asserted himself during a four-minute stretch in which he made two free throws, converted a three-point play and made a layup.
One foul shot by both Ben Voogd and Mitchell completed the run that left LSU on top 21-5 with 11:44 remaining in the first half.
The Tigers took their first 30-point lead at 56-26 on a field goal by Davis less than three minutes into the second half. A basket by Thomas gave LSU its first 40-point advantage at 85-45 with slightly more than seven minutes remaining in the game.
Thomas put the Tigers at the 100-point mark and gave them their first 50-point advantage with a three-point play with 3:10 left in the game.
LSU’s largest lead was 52 points after a basket by Chris Johnson with 2:16 remaining.
Davis, who played just seven minutes in the second half, finished with 19 points and 13 rebounds. Thomas was the leading scorer for LSU with 22 points. Three other Tigers scored in double figures—Darnell Lazare with 16 points, Mitchell with 13 and Temple with 10.
James Dixon was the top scorer for Nicholls State (0-2) with 10 points.