LSU beats Grambling State 87-41

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP)—Marcus Thornton scored 18 points and Terry Martin added 16 as LSU remained unbeaten with an 87-41 victory against Grambling State on Saturday night.

LSU (7-0) is off to its best start in five seasons—when it won its first eight games.

Thornton, who played just 20 minutes, also tied his career-high with five assists and made 6 of his 9 field goal attempts.

Martin, who played only 17 minutes, came off the bench and shot 6-for-7 from the field, making a season-best four 3-pointers.

Ibrahim Kpaka led Grambling (2-6) with 14 points. Jarred Riley contributed 10 points. Andrew Prestley, Grambling’s top scorer this season, scored seven points—nearly six less than his per-game average.

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 Top Performers
 Grambling St.
Ibrahim Kpaka Ibrahim Kpaka
5-14,  14 Pts
4 Rebs, 0 Assists
Marcus Thornton Marcus Thornton
6-9,  18 Pts
1 Rebs, 5 Assists

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