LSU 94, New Orleans 53
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP)—Glen Davis scored 20 points and grabbed 16 rebounds as LSU defeated New Orleans 94-53 in a non-conference game Tuesday night.
Davis, who was 9-of-13 from the field, had his fifth double-double in six games this season. He also had four assists.
After losing a nine-point advantage, LSU (5-1) pulled away in the final ten minutes of the first half. Davis and Darrel Mitchell combined for 15 points as the Tigers went on a 24-11 run to take a 43-30 halftime lead.
Three-point baskets by Dusty Driggs and James Parlow capped a string of nine straight points by New Orleans that tied the score at 19 with 10:38 left in the opening half. Two field goals by Mitchell and a basket by Davis then put the Tigers ahead 25-19.
The Privateers (2-5) cut the deficit to one point at 25-24 on a 3-pointer by Jeremie Davis before a field goal by Davis and a three-point play by Mitchell allowed the Tigers to post a six-point lead.
LSU went on an 11-0 spurt to take its largest advantage of the first half at 41-26. A 3-pointer by Garrett Temple with 4:15 remaining completed the run.
The Tigers shot 57 percent (17-of-30) from the field in the first half and expanded its lead throughout the second in handing New Orleans its worst defeat since it lost at Oklahoma State 95-47 in 2001.
The Tigers’ Darnell Lazare scored 16 of his 20 points in the second half. Mitchell added 19, while Tyrus Thomas came off the bench to score 11 points and grab 10 rebounds.
Wayne Williams led the Privateers with 16 points. No other New Orleans player scored more than eight points. The Privateers shot just 35 percent (23-of-65) from the field.