No. 23 LSU gets past South Alabama 78-66
BATON ROUGE - Ben Simmons scored 23 points and Antonio Blakeney had 22 to lead No. 23 LSU to a 78-66 win over South Alabama in a regional round of the Legends Classic on Thursday night.
Simmons, who also had a season-high 16 rebounds, made 9 of 14 from the field for the Tigers (3-0). Blakeney hit on four 3-pointers.
LSU did not allow South Alabama to pull within single digits in the second half. Three 3-pointers over a 2½-minute stretch by Blakeney helped the Tigers go ahead 55-36 with 14:40 remaining.
Backup LSU point guard Josh Gray had 11 points, while starting center Elbert Robinson had a career-best 10.
Nick Stover led South Alabama (1-2) with 13 points. Don MuepoKelly came off the bench and contributed 10 points and 10 rebounds.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Diners shaken after vehicle crashes into outdoor dining area along Perkins Road
La. absentee ballot showing vote for President Trump found stolen, opened and...
Baton Rouge couple comes up with safe way to pass out Halloween...
CDC's COVID-guidelines impact Halloween traditions
Restoring power to La's Zeta-impacted areas may take up to 10 days
Best fantasy players for week 8 in NFL: Fantasy Focus with Reggie...
Fans' Choice Award Winner 2020: Week 4 - Jacoby Howard
Ed Orgeron talks about Brennan's potential return; full Monday press conference
Friday Night Blitz: Week 5 10-23-2020
TJ Finley to replace Myles Brennan as QB this Saturday