Late First-Half Run Lifts LSU Past Men's Basketball

Stats | Game Book

1 2 F
Houston 28 29 57
LSU 38 35 73

Quick Stats UH LSU
Points 57 73
Rebounds 35 32
Assists 6 14
Turnovers 19 17
Field Goals 23-58 26-52
Free Throws 5-12 16-21
3-Point Field Goals 6-16 5-14
Fouls 20 16
Statistical Leaders
Houston Points Rebounds Assists
Adam Brown 15 7 3
Kendrick Washington 10 6 0
Maurice McNeil 9 9 0
LSU Points Rebounds Assists
Ralston Turner 15 3 5
Andre Stringer 13 3 3
Storm Warren 12 11 0
BATON ROUGE, La. - LSU used a late first-half run to build a double-digit lead and never looked back in taking a 73-57 win against the University of Houston men's basketball team Tuesday night inside the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.

Senior guard Adam Brown led the Cougars with three assists and 15 points, thanks to 10 in the second half, and added a game-high three 3-pointers and seven rebounds, but it would not be enough for Houston which dropped its second straight game.

Trailing 18-13 in the first half, the Cougars chipped away and knotted the game at 20-20 when senior forward Maurice McNeil buried a jumper with 9:23 left in the opening period.

However, the Tigers used a 16-5 run during the next nine minutes to build a double digit lead and eventually took a 38-28 lead into the locker room at the break. LSU converted 56.7 percent (17-of-30) from the field during the opening 20 minutes, while holding the Cougars to 40 percent (12-of-30).

The Cougars battled throughout the second half and cut the lead to nine points when sophomore forward Kendrick Washington hit a jumper midway through the final period, but that would be as close as Houston would get the rest of the way.

With the loss, Houston fell to 4-3. LSU improved to 5-2.

Washington came off the bench to score 10 points and grabbed six rebounds for the Cougars. McNeil finished with nine points and a team-high eight rebounds.

LSU guard Ralston Turner led all players with 15 points on 6-of-10 shooting, while forward Storm Warren added 12 points and 11 rebounds. Guard Andre Stringer added 13 points in the win.

The Cougars wrap up their road swing when they meet area-rival Sam Houston State at 2 p.m., Saturday, inside Bernard G. Johnson Coliseum, in Huntsville, Texas.

Fans can hear all Cougar men's basketball games live on SportsTalk 790 AM KBME with Tom Franklin calling the play-by-play action and Cougar legend Elvin Hayes serving as analyst.

Houston returns to Hofheinz Pavilion at 7 p.m., Monday, to play host to Nevada.

* With six 3-pointers, the Cougars recorded their 281stconsecutive game with at least one trey.
* The Cougars shot a season low 39.7 percent (23-of-58) from the field. Houston shot 40.4 percent in Saturday's loss at TCU.
* Tuesday's game was the first time that head coach James Dickey faced the Tigers during his career.



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