After a big win against Tennessee last Saturday, it felt like there was a chance that LSU (23-5, 13-2 SEC) would slip up on Tuesday night against Texas A&M (12-15, 5-10 SEC). That wasn’t the case as the Tigers got out in front early and never really looked back on the way to a 66-55 win over the Aggies.
How It Happened:
The Tigers wasted little time getting on the board with three straight dunks, each more impactful than the last and was a big reason why they were able to take a 10-5 lead into the first media timeout. LSU wound up making a double-digit lead thanks to some solid shooting from the charity stripe by Javonte Smart and Skylar Mays. That continued for the Tigers as they headed into the locker room with a pretty comfortable 16-point lead at halftime.
Texas A&M came out the gates strong in the second half with a 6-0 run, but that didn’t last long after Smart drained a three followed up by a nice jumper from Naz Reid. From that point on, the Tigers never led by less than nine points as they avoided a trap game inside the PMAC.
Big Number: 85.7
The Tigers looked great from the charity stripe, shooting 85.7 percent from the free-throw line. If not for that kind of performance, Texas A&M could have made it an interesting game because LSU had a rough night from the field, shooting 34.8% on the evening.
Player of the Game: Naz Reid
After only scoring one point on Saturday, Reid looked like a different player with 18 points and 11 boards in the win. It’s crazy to think how good this team is even without Tremont Waters who missed his second straight game.
Next Up: Saturday at Alabama