Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Tigers Go Cold In Aggie-Town

After hitting nine of their first 13 shots from the floor last night, LSU went stone cold the rest of the game-connecting on just 13 of their final 46 attempts,losing all hope for a road upset of 8th ranked Texas A&M.

The Aggies, guided by ex-Centenary Gents head coach Billy Kennedy, smothered the Tigers 71-57 to remain unbeaten in SEC play. LSU dropped to 5-2 in league action. Jalen Jones led A&M with 20 points, mostly from the paint area. Tyler Davis added 18 on 7-of-9 shooting.


Ben Simmons had 10 points and 11 rebounds for LSU.

Keith Hornsby’s jumper with 17:39 to play gave LSU a 42-41 lead. Johnny Jones’ team was outscored 30-15 the rest of the way, done in by sloppy half-court offensive sets and a severe lack of transition defense.

LSU visits the Avery Johnson-coached Alabama Crimson Tide Saturday.