LSU hoops rides big night from Reath to win over UNCW
Baton Rouge - The LSU Tiger men's basketball team played their first game in over a week and there appeared to be little rust on the scoring end as they dispatched UNC-Wilmington 97-84 on Sunday afternoon in the Marvich center for their fifth win of the year.
The Tigers hadn't played in eight days due to final exams on campus however head coach Will Wade felt his team improved over the down-time.
“I thought it was a good. Funky things can happen coming out of exams so I thought our guys handled business," Wade said following the win. "We wanted to establish Duop (Reath) inside early on. We knew we were going to get some one-on-one coverage down there. Duop did a good job of keeping balance and being able to score the ball. All in all, we’ll take it."
LSU was efficient on the offensive end shooting nearly 60% against the Seahawks including 8-19 attempts from behind the arc. It wasn't all positive though as Coach Wade made it a point to mention the Tigers turnovers in the contest and noticed that they have been creeping up in recent action. LSU had 16 turnovers and 16 assists against UNCW.
"Good win, but we’re going to have to play a lot better on Wednesday when we play Houston," Wade added. "They’ll be the best team we’ve played since Notre Dame.”