LSU victorious in Will Wade's first game with Tigers
BATON ROUGE - Freshman Tremont Waters scored 27 points to help LSU beat Alcorn State 99-59 on Friday night in the season opener for both teams.
Waters made nine of his 13 field-goal attempts, including 4-of-6 3-pointers. Waters also had six assists, five steals, and five rebounds.
The Tigers scored the first nine points and never trailed. A 13-0 run late in the first half made it 48-27 and LSU led by double figures the rest of the way.
Duop Reath and Wayde Sims each had 11 points for LSU and Brandon Sampson scored 10. The Tigers shot 61 percent from the field.
A.J. Mosby led Alcorn with 15 points. Reginal Johnson, the Braves' top returning scorer, had 12 points. Johnson missed seven of his 12 field goal attempts.
LSU will continue its season-opening two-game homestand against mid-major teams when Samford makes a visit Thursday.
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