Tigers ride Martin's career-high 26 to 83-72 win over McNeese State
BATON ROUGE - Jarell Martin scored a career-high 26 points and LSU defeated McNeese State 83-72 on Saturday night.
Martin made nine of his 15 field goal attempts and grabbed 10 rebounds. Brian Bridgewater scored a career-high 16 points, Tim Quarterman added 14 and Josh Gray had 13 for the Tigers (4-2).
Desharick Guidry scored 17 points and matched a career-best with 14 rebounds to lead McNeese State (2-2). Jamaya Burr had 13 points and five assists, while Kevin Hardy finished with 12 points for the Cowboys.
McNeese State pulled within 3 points, 60-57, on a basket by Hardy with 11:42 remaining. LSU finally put the Cowboys away by scoring the next 13 points to make it 73-57 with 7:11 left. Gray scored six points, while Bridgewater contributed a three-point play and another field goal during the run.