NCAA Men's Basketball

LSU Tigers (2-1)


Thu. 11/26 Sat. 11/28 Mon. 11/30
vs. SIUE 
W 94-81
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@ StL 
L 81-85
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vs. SELa 
W 96-43
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Freshman Thomas continues strong play, LSU tops SE Louisiana

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) Freshman Cameron Thomas scored 21 points for his third 20-plus game, Trendon Watford had 20 points and nine rebounds, and LSU eased past Southeastern Louisiana 96-43 on Monday night in the Tigers home opener.

Thomas, named the SEC freshman of the week, opened the game with a 3-pointer to start a 21-6 run through the opening 10 minutes. He finished the game 4 of 8 from the 3-point line and 9 of 10 at the free-throw line. Last week, Thomas scored 27 points against SIUE and 25 versus Saint Louis, hitting 10 field goals and four three-pointers in each game.

LSU led 50-18 at halftime after shooting 53%, while holding SE Louisiana to 17%.

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Leaders
Points: C. Thomas24.3
Rebounds: D. Days8.0
Assists: T. Watford6.0
FG%: T. Watford63.0%
FT%: C. Thomas86.7%
3P%: J. Smart50.0%
Steals: T. Watford2.3
Blocks: S. O'Neal0.7
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Gonzaga3-0
2 Baylor3-0
3 Iowa3-0
4 Wisconsin3-1
5 Illinois3-1
6 Duke2-1
7 Kansas3-1
8 Michigan State4-0
9 Creighton3-0
10 Houston3-0
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Baylor3-0
2 Gonzaga3-0
3 Villanova3-1
4 Virginia3-1
5 Kansas3-1
6 Iowa3-0
7 Wisconsin3-1
8 Duke2-1
9 Kentucky1-2
10 Illinois3-1
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Southeastern Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
Arkansas 0-0 3-0
Georgia 0-0 3-0
Missouri 0-0 2-0
Florida 0-0 2-0
Texas A&M 0-0 2-0
Vanderbilt 0-0 1-0
Alabama 0-0 3-1
LSU 0-0 2-1
Auburn 0-0 2-2
Mississippi State 0-0 2-2
South Carolina 0-0 1-1
20 Kentucky 0-0 1-2
13 Tennessee 0-0 0-0
Ole Miss 0-0 0-0
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 90.3 (25)
Rebounds: 9.3 (200)
Assists: 15.7 (91)
FG%: 51.8% (26)
FT%: 80.3% (21)
3P%: 39.5% (44)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 69.7 (139)
Rebounds: 26.3 (156)
Assists: 15.3 (220)
FG%: 42.4% (149)
FT%: 70.0% (169)
3P%: 35.0% (203)