Southern Miss Drops 78-61 Decision to LSU
Three players recorded double-digit points in loss to the Tigers.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Antonio Blakeney scored 26 points as LSU defeated Southern Mississippi 78-61 on Tuesday.
LSU (2-0) took a 12-point lead into halftime. Southern Miss scored the first eight points of the second half to make it 37-33 but Blakeney scored five points during a 13-5 run that made it 50-38 with 13:14 left and the Golden Eagles trailed by double figures the rest of the way.
Brandon Sampson scored 11 points while Wayde Sims and Duop Reath added 10 points apiece for LSU. The Tigers hot 54 percent from the field, including 9 of 16 from 3-point range.
USM: The Golden Eagles will return home for a game against Division II Union (Tenn.) on Friday.